Tracking the Tropics
New tropical depression forms, Emilia weakening
MIAMI (AP) -- A new tropical depression has formed in the Pacific while Hurricane Emilia is weakening.
The new depression's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 35 mph (55 kph). Some strengthening is expected and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression could become a tropical storm later in the day.
The depression is centered about 400 miles (640 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 7 mph (11 kph).
Far from land, Hurricane Emilia's maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 kph) with gradual weakening expected over the next two days.
Emilia is centered about 855 miles (1,380 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west near 13 mph (20 kph).
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