Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic
MIAMI - Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds Monday afternoon are near 85 mph (137 kph).
Hurricane Fred is centered about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north-northeast of Ribeira Brava in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
A hurricane warning is in effect for the islands, where Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin Tuesday.
Meanwhile in the Pacific, Hurricane Jimena is centered about 1,330 miles (2140 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west near 16 mph (26 kph). The Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). The hurricane doesn't currently pose a threat to land.
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