Philippe spins in Atlantic, far from land

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Posted: Sep 27, 2011 4:47 AM
Philippe spins in Atlantic, far from land

Tropical Storm Philippe is heading northwest with little change in strength and the storm is still far from land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Philippe had maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph (80 kph) on Tuesday. No significant change in strength is expected over the next two days.

In the Pacific, Hurricane Hilary is gradually weakening and has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph). The storm is expected to turn toward the west-northwest. Hilary doesn't pose any immediate threat to Mexico's coast.