Hurricane Nadine swirls far from land

6:57 PM, Sep 29, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI - Forecasters say that after weakening overnight, Nadine has regained hurricane strength far from land in the eastern Atlantic.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Nadine had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nadine was 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-southwest of the Azores islands. It was moving northwest at 14 mph (22 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.

Forecasters expected Nadine to keep its strength through the weekend.

The Associated Press

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