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Tropical Storm Tony develops far out in Atlantic

10:22 PM, Oct 23, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Tony has formed in the Atlantic, more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) west of the Azores. Forecasters say it poses no threat to land.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday night that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) as it drifted about 1,500 miles from the Azores. Tropical storm-force winds extended about 45 miles (75 kms) east of the center.

Tony was moving northeast at about 12 mph (19 kph) and was expected to turn eastward with an increase in forward speed by Wednesday. The storm was expected to strengthen in the next day or so.

The center said the storm posed no threat to land and no coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

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