Polo Weakens to a Tropical Depression This Morning Off West Mexico Coast in Eastern Pacific Ocean
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NOTE: As of 3:45am, the National Weather Service officially announced that Polo had weakened to a Tropical Depression.
Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Polo was centered about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas on Saturday night. Its sustained winds had weakened to 40 miles (65 kilometers) per hour as the storm headed West-Northwest at 7 miles (11 kilometers) per hour.
Polo's center was forecast to pass by during the night and begin moving farther from land. The National Hurricane Center predicted Polo would continue losing strength over the weekend.
It warned, however, that coastal areas could see dangerous surf and rip-current conditions. Mexican authorities alerted residents to the danger of heavy rain. Polo came six days after Odile, a Category 3 hurricane, lashed Cabo San Lucas and the nearby city of San Jose del Cabo, knocking out power and water service in the area.
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