Hurricane Nadine to hang around 5 more days

Hurricane Nadine to hang around 5 more days

September 29th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

MIAMI - Forecasters say Hurricane Nadine will continue to be a force in the eastern Atlantic for at least five more days.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nadine was 685 miles (1102 kilometers) southwest of the Azores islands as of 11 p.m EDT Friday, with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). It was moving northwest at 10 mph (16 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 has weakened to a tropical depression just off the west coast of mainland Mexico and could become a remnant low by Saturday morning. It has sustained winds of 35 mph (56 kph) and the center will move near or along the coast of northern Sinaloa during the next few days, bringing heavy rains.