Hermine becomes post-tropical

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MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Hermine's winds have increased after moving over the Atlantic Ocean, though it has lost its tropical characteristics and become a post-tropical cyclone.

At 11 a.m. EDT, Hermine had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Its center was just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks, moving toward the east-northeast around 15 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center.

A turn toward the northeast and a further decrease in forward speed are expected by tonight, followed by a slow northward motion through early Monday. The forecast track has Hermine meandering off the Delmarva Peninsula tomorrow night and early Monday as it gets stronger. It could regain hurricane strength late in the weekend.

Tropical storm warnings now extend north through New York City to Rhode Island.



 
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