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Igor poised to become hurricane in Atlantic
MIAMI (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Igor was close to becoming a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday as it spun westward, but posed no immediate threat to land or energy interests.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Igor had top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour as it swirled in the open sea, with its center about 1,140 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.
"Igor is expected to become a hurricane later tonight or early on Sunday, and could reach major hurricane strength by late Monday," the Miami-based hurricane center said.
Igor is moving west at 18 mph and was expected to continue in that direction for the next two or three days, after which it is expected to turn more to the northwest, forecasters at the center said.
Computer models projected it would stay in the Atlantic and not enter the Gulf of Mexico, where U.S. oil and gas operations are clustered.
Tropical storms become hurricanes when their sustained winds reach 74 mph. Igor was expected to continue strengthening over the next three days and could become an intense and large hurricane, the forecasters said.
(Writing by Eric Walsh and Pascal Fletcher; editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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