Hurricane Carlotta formed in the eastern Pacific on July 11, 2006 off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The tropical depression gradually gathered power and size as it traveled northwesterly over the next several days, roughly parallel to, but well away from, the Mexican coast.
Therefore tropical depression was upgraded to tropical storm status and given the name Carlotta on July 12, and the storm was upgraded again to hurricane status the morning of the next day. Also Forecasts as of July 13 predicted that Carlotta would continue to intensify.
Also track westerly to northwesterly out further from the Pacific coast of Mexico. And without making landfall or posing any significant storm threats on land. Therefore the track of the hurricane roughly mimics that of Hurricane Bud nearby which formed a day earlier and is also tracking westerly out to sea.