Nadine becomes hurricane in Atlantic, away from US

September 15, 2012 - 12:35 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Nadine has become a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, but that it poses no threat to land.

Nadine's maximum sustained winds late Friday were 75 mph (121 kph), making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Nadine is centered about 725 miles (1167 kilometers) east of Bermuda and is moving north-northeast at 14 mph (23 kph), taking it farther away from the U.S.

Nadine is the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kristy is slowly weakening with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph (121 kph). Kristy is centered about 275 miles (443 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is northwest at 9 mph (14 kph).