Hurricane Miriam forms in Pacific Ocean

Associated Press
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows a tropical wave moving toward the Lesser Antilles with an area of showers and thunderstorms. Near the Azores, Tropical Storm Nadine has reorganized and is moving toward the west with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. In the Caribbean Sea, an area of thunderstorms continues near the Yucatan Peninsula. Quiet conditions across much of the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Miriam has formed in the Pacific Ocean, but it poses no threat to land.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam was about 430 miles (692 kilometers) south of the southern tip of Baja California. The storm has winds of 90 mph (145 kph) and is moving northwest at about 12 mph (19 kph).

In the open Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine is meandering far from land with winds of about 60 mph (97 kph).