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WJLA, June 20, 2011

Tropical storm Beatriz becoming Hurricane Beatriz: 2nd east Pacific cyclone of 2011

Forecasters on Monday were predicting that Tropical Storm Beatriz would bloat into a full-scale hurricane overnight, which would   be the eastern Pacific's second major cyclone this year. Watch the storm grow in these peachy images from U.S. satellites.

The 2011 eastern Pacific hurricane season, so far

This plotting shows the major eastern Pacific storms of 2011, with Hurricane Adrian's longer track to the west. (Beatriz is the shorter track.) Not so impressive right now, but give nature time....