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Blas becomes first hurricane in East Pacific

  • NASA

    This visible image of Blas was captured Sunday by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

  • NASA

    This visible image of Agatha was captured Sunday by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    The National Hurricane Center expects Blas to intensify into a major Category 3 storm by Wednesday before weakening later in the week.

  • NASA / NOAA GOES WEST

    Tropical Storm Blas, now a hurricane, and Tropical Storm Agatha formed Saturday, becoming the first and second named storms of the East Pacific hurricane season.

Blas gained strength Monday in the East Pacific, becoming the first hurricane of the season. Read more

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