MIAMI (AP) — U.S. forecasters say Miriam is currently a Category 2 hurricane churning well off Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam is packing top sustained winds near 105 mph (165 kph). At 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the hurricane was centered about 405 miles (655 kms) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EDT shows an area of clouds and showers over the northwest United States and into the Great Basin. Areas of clouds move over the Central Rockies. Tropical Storm Miriam is located south of Baja California moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
The center says Miriam was moving northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but ocean swells will impact Baja's southern and western shore over the coming days.
In the open Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine was meandering far from land with top sustained winds of about 45 mph (75 kph).