New tropical depression forms in the Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression has formed over the open waters of the Pacific but isn’t an immediate threat to land.

The depression’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 35 mph (55 kph) with little change in strength expected through Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression is expected to weaken to a remnant low Friday night.

The depression is centered about 430 miles (690 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving north-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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