Hurricane Bud strengthens into a major storm off Mexico

May 25, 2012 07:43

MEXICO CITY- Hurricane Bud, the first hurricane in the 2012 Pacific season, strengthened into a major Category 3 storm on Thursday and was headed toward Mexico's coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph), Bud is threatening to dump heavy rains around the port city of Manzanillo, the Miami-based center said.

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