June 23, 1996 in Nation/World

Storm Upgraded To Hurricane Status

Associated Press

Hurricane warnings were issued from Zihuatenejo to Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast Saturday night as Tropical Storm Alma was upgraded to a hurricane.

Alma, a small but intense hurricane, was nearly stationary 90 miles south-southwest of the port of Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas at 5 p.m. PDT Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.

But the hurricane center said Alma was expected to drift north-northwest overnight and hit land sometime today, bringing 90 mph winds and up to 10 inches of rain. Afterward, it was expected to weaken as it moved inland.

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