MIAMI (July 7, 2012)—Tropical Storm Daniel was a hurricane Saturday, moving westward over open waters in the Pacific, forecasters said.
The National Hurricane Center said Daniel had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and was moving westward at 12 miles per hour.
It was about 745 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.
The center said Daniel was a Category 1 hurricane but posed no threat to land.
It should start weakening over colder waters on Sunday.
Daniel is the third hurricane of the Eastern North Pacific season.