October 4, 1996 in Nation/World

Mexico Hurricane Peters Out

Associated Press

Hurricane Hernan was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday as it moved inland over the Western state of Jalisco and appeared to be breaking up.

The U.S. National Weather Service in Miami said that at midday, the storm, which had peaked with sustained winds of 85 mph as a short-lived hurricane on Wednesday, had weakened to sustained winds of 52 mph. It was moving north at about 10 mph.

All hurricane warnings for Mexico were canceled.

Hernan hammered a remote stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast on Wednesday, whipping up rough seas and generating heavy rains in at least four states.

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