Hurricane Nadine swirls far from land in Atlantic

5:33 PM, Sep 29, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Nadine has strengthened far from land in the eastern Atlantic, while Norman has become a remnant low in the Pacific.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, Nadine had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nadine is 595 miles (958 kilometers) west-southwest of the Azores islands and is moving northwest at 15 mph (24 kph).

Nadine has been swirling around the Atlantic for more than two weeks since becoming a tropical storm Sept. 11. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

In the Pacific, Norman is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of Los Mochis, Mexico. It has top sustained winds of 30 mph (48 kph) and is moving westward at 7 mph (11 kph).

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