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Watch begins for new storm Julio

National Briefing / FLORIDA

August 24, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Julio has formed in the Pacific Ocean and a tropical storm watch has been issued for the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

At 2 p.m. PDT on Saturday, Julio was about 250 miles southeast from the tip of the peninsula and moving to the northwest about 12 mph. Forecasters say the system has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

The watch extends south from Santa Fe on the west coast of the peninsula to Buena Vista on the east coast. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.

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