Hurricane Pamela strengthens, rolls toward Mexico’s Pacific coast
MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Pamela continued to strengthen Tuesday as it moved along Mexico’s Pacific coast and could become a near-major hurricane before hitting somewhere near the port of Mazatlan on Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Pamela’s center was about 250 miles southwest of Mazatlan on Tuesday and was moving north at about 13 mph. The storm had maximum winds of about 80 mph. The storm was forecast to make landfall near Mazatlan, potentially as a Category 3 hurricane.