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2 tropical storms build

Associated Press / August 23, 2010

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Danielle has formed in the Atlantic, but the system is still far from land, forecasters said yesterday.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Danielle had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and the storm is expected to strengthen over the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Frank developed in the Pacific off Mexico, and storm warnings have been issued for parts of the coast.

Forecasters said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour. It was about 130 miles south-southeast of Puerto Angel, Mexico. It was moving west at 8 miles per hour.

Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for the coast from Puerto Angel west to Acapulco. Frank is forecast to move parallel to the coast through tomorrow.

Frank, the sixth named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, may strengthen during the next 48 hours and may become a hurricane by tonight, the center said. It is expected to keep moving parallel to the southern coast of Mexico through tomorrow.

Yesterday evening, the storm was about 130 miles south-southeast of Puerto Angel, the center said. Mexico issued a storm watch from Punta Maldonado west to Acapulco.

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