August 14, 2014 5:02 pm

Another tropical storm forms in the Pacific

Tropical Storm Karina is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by Friday.

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TORONTO – It seems as though the Pacific Ocean is seeing all the tropical storms this season.

While Atlantic Canada has had two named storms, the eleventh storm of the Pacific hurricane season formed early Thursday.

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Tropical Storm Karina is churning about 850 kilometres off the southern tip of Baja California. The storm is moving west near 17 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h.

The National Hurricane Center anticipates that Karina will become a hurricane by Friday.

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