Posted: Jun 9, 2011 8:30 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Adrian has formed in the Eastern Pacific, making it the first of the 2011 season.
The government of Mexico on has issued a tropical storm watch for part of the country's coast.
Adrian's maximum sustained winds are about 75 mph (120 kph) and it's expected to get stronger. It had started out as a tropical storm.
The center of the storm is about 265 miles (426 kilometers) south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, and moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). Forecasters say the center is expected to remain offshore, but a shift could bring tropical storm conditions to the coast.
The watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Acapulco west to Punta San Telmo.