Tropical Storm Bud heads for resorts at Baja’s southern end

06/14/18 The Washington Post

hurricaneTropical Storm Bud continued to weaken as it neared the southern end of the Baja California peninsula and its popular resorts on Thursday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud’s maximum sustained winds lessened to 45 mph (75 kph) as it moved over cooler waters, a big drop from the 130 mph (210 kph) winds it had as a Category 4 hurricane Tuesday.

Forecasters said the storm was likely to lose more force, but it was still expected to be a tropical storm when it reached the peninsula’s southern tip Thursday night. Bud was then projected to cross over the Gulf of California as a tropical depression Friday and make a second landfall on the Mexican mainland Friday night.

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