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Tropical Storm Nadine to turn away from the US

Friday, September 14, 2012 | 10:05 AM    

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MIAMI (AP) — The US National Hurricane Centre says that Tropical Storm Nadine is moving into an area of the Atlantic where conditions will be less favourable for strengthening.

Nadine's maximum sustained winds early Friday are just below hurricane strength at 70 mph (110 kph).

Nadine is centred about 800 miles (1,290 kilometres) northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands and moving north-northwest near 15 mph (24 kph). But the storm is expected to eventually turn toward the northeast, which would take it farther away from the US.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kristy has strengthened slightly with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kph) but steady weakening is expected to begin. Kristy is centred about 240 miles (390 kilometres) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest.

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