Amanda is now the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific basin during the satellite era. If Amanda were to reach an intensity of 140 knots (160 mph), it would become the earliest category 5 hurricane on record, beating out Hurricane Ava of 1973. The hurricane is centered about 770 miles south of the southernmost tip of Baja California. There are no coastal watches and warning in effect, and Amanda is not a direct threat to land during the next five days.
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