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Tropical storm Hector picks up strength

Hector poses no threat to land
Hector poses no threat to land

Staff writers

August 12, 2012 — Tropical storm Hector is picking up stream off the coast of western Mexico's coast but poses no threat to land.

According to the NOAA, winds have been clocked at 75 km/h.

The storm picked up strength on Sunday -- but forecasters believe it will not develop any further.

As of 5 a.m. EDT, Hector was centred about 480 km south of the southern tip of Baja California.

The storm is expected to continue westward towards the United States.

Hector became a tropical storm on Saturday. It has not triggered coastal watches or warnings, and poses no threat to land.

With files from the Associated Press

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