Hurricane in Atlantic, Tropical Storm in Pacific

A new hurricane has brewed up in the Atlantic while Tropical Storm Irwin formed in the Pacific, but both were far out to sea and not on track to threaten any coasts.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday that
Hurricane Philippe had grown out of a tropical storm in the
mid-Atlantic and was forecast to stay out in the ocean.

It had top winds near 80 miles per hour (130 kph). Some weakening is expected in the next two days.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Irwin formed hundreds of miles west of the coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

The storm had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph).

It was expected to strengthen slowly in the next two days but far from land.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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