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Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic
Associated Press

Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde
Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in West Miami-Dade says Fred’s
maximum sustained winds early Monday have increased to near 80 mph with
some additional strengthening possible.

Hurricane Fred is centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Rabil
in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph.

Fred is forecast to move Monday afternoon and night across the Cape
Verde Islands, where a hurricane warning is in effect.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Hurricane Jimena is moving quickly over open
water. The Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds near 150 mph.

Jimena is centered about 1,430 miles (2,295 kilometers) east of Hilo,
Hawaii, and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph. The hurricane doesn’t
currently pose a threat to land.

Source: Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic | Miami Herald –
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article32848944.html

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