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Tropical Storm Colin

August 3, 2010 by staff 

Tropical Storm Colin, MIAMI – Tropical Storm Colin is moving quickly across the Atlantic, but early estimates put it at a track off the U.S. Atlantic coast rather than in the Gulf of Mexico, where BP is working to connect finally burned its oil-well.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph) on Tuesday and some slow strengthening is expected.

Colin is about 840 miles (1,355 kilometers) east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and moving west near 24 mph (39 kph).

Colin is the third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

It is an update to the latest news. Check back soon for more information. AP’s earlier story is below.

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Colin has formed far in the Atlantic, but early estimates put it at a track off the U.S. Atlantic coast rather than in the Gulf of Mexico, where BP is working to connect finally burned its oil-well.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph) early Tuesday and additional strengthening is expected.

Colin is about 945 miles (1525 km) east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west-northwest at 23 mph (37 kph).

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