October 11th, 2011
08:51 AM ET

Jova's outer rainbands reach Mexican coast

Hurricane Jova closed in on Mexico's Pacific coast early Tuesday, a weakening but still powerful Category 3 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

Jova was about 130 miles southwest of the resort town of Manzanillo at 8 a.m. ET, according to the hurricane center. It was moving north-northeast at about 6 mph, with 115 mph winds.

The outer bands of the hurricane were moving onshore Tuesday morning, the hurricane center said.

"Jova is expected to reach the coast of Mexico near major hurricane strength," the center said. The center of the hurricane will be near the Mexican coast by Tuesday afternoon or evening, it said.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Punta San Telmo north to Cabo Corrientes, near Puerto Vallarta, forecasters said. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Lazaro Cardenas to south of Punta San Telmo and north of Cabo Corrientes to El Roblito.

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  1. pedro

    NOPE. No rain here. It is a little windy but no rain yet. Cant fly kytes today. Too wet. Siesta time. c-ya.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. G Morweh

    Dear cnn.com, i am writing to ask, why The Liberian ongoing Election is not being mention in Your Africa News Headlines? This election means so much to many Liberians in the United States and in other parts of the world. As reliable as you are, please follow the trends of this election and conduct some reporting to Liberians and Friends in the world.it is sad that the Liberia's Election is not amongst the Top Headlines in the world/Africa Section. we need trends and reporting on this election cnn!

    October 11, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tree


    I've never heard of hurricanes in the Pacific...I always thought they were called typhoons.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u.

      They're called typhoons in the western pacific

      October 11, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. @ G Morweh

    No one cares about the sham elections in some 3rd world corrupt jerkwaater country in africa. Liberia is a nasty country full of dirty people. Why dont you take a bath?

    October 11, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. @ G Morweh

    Bet there isnt a single stick of deodorant or bar of soap in the whole country of liberia.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. G Morweh


    October 11, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |

    Another shi.thole place no one cares about

    October 11, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

    They would'nt know what to do with soap

    October 11, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |

    Fuk em

    October 11, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Hi, bobcat2u.

    I always thought so, too; why isn't *this* one called that, then?

    October 11, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u.


    Isn't the west coast of Mexico considered the eastern pacific ? Or maybe I'm just going crazy in my old age.
    I think, but I don't know for sure, that it has something to do with international date line or something like that.

    Can anbody help us out here ?

    October 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u.


    I researched it and after all the typical blah blah blah technical talk, the storms east of the internation date line are called hurricanes and west of it are called typhoons.

    October 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. fernace

    And some are called cyclones! It's all the same!!

    October 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    I respectfully disagree, fernace, cyclones are tornadoes.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    It was a question, fern, I needed it answered.
    Bad day?

    October 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |