Active hurricane season continues on both coasts
Hurricane season roared on Saturday as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Norma neared Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic Ocean and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, taking aim at some alreadybattered Caribbean islands.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic and Tropical Storm Otis in the Pacific. Neither threatened land.
A tropical storm warning was in effect for the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula because of Norma, which weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
The Baja California Sur government readied storm shelters and canceled classes for Monday as well as a planned military parade in the state capital, La Paz, amid Mexican Independence Day celebrations.