John is offshore but its reach is broad and it's still growing
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Hurricane John has become a dangerous Category 4 storm and is likely to strengthen further, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday, posing threats to resort towns as it marches up Mexico's Pacific coast.
While the storm’s eye was not projected to hit land, the center said hurricane-force winds were likely to begin lashing beaches northwest of Acapulco and Ixtapa late Wednesday.
John had maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, with stronger gusts. [Read more]