Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tropical Storms Fred and Linda

Fred and Linda are the latest named storms to form this tropical season.

Tropical Storm Linda formed in the eastern Pacific and currently has 50 knot sustained winds. Linda will increase in strength reaching Category 1 status sometime tomorrow local time. After that she will die down returning to a depression by the end of the weekend.

Linda's track is taking her to the north and she will not be a threat to land.

Tropical Storm Fred formed south of the Cape Verde Islands and is currently to the southwest of the islands. Fred's projected path is a wide curve to the west and then to the north. Fred also will not be a threat to any land masses. Fred is projected to top out at 60 knot winds.

A storm becomes a hurricane when its sustained winds reach 64 knots or 74 MPH (119 km/hr).

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