Hurricane Sam and Tropical Storm Victor Show Little Change

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 At 1100 AM AST, the center of Hurricane Sam was located
 near latitude 28.4 North, longitude 61.8 West. Sam is moving toward 
 the north near 21 mph.  A turn toward the north-northeast, 
 at a slightly slower forward speed, is expected by tonight, followed
 by a northeastward motion Saturday night through Monday.  
 On the forecast track, the center of Sam will pass well to the east of 
 Bermuda tonight.
 Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph with higher
 gusts.  Sam is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
 Hurricane Wind Scale.  Although fluctuations in intensity are still
 possible today, weakening is forecast during the next couple of
 days.  However, Sam is expected to remain a major hurricane through
 at least Saturday night.
 Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the
 center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.
 The estimated minimum central pressure is 936 mb.
 At 1100 AM AST , the center of Tropical Storm Victor was
 located near latitude 11.5 North, longitude 33.5 West. Victor is
 moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph. The 
 tropical storm is forecast to continue moving west-northwestward at 
 a slightly slower forward speed today. A turn toward the northwest 
 is anticipated over the weekend, and that motion will likely 
 continue into early next week.
 Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph 
 with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today. Over 
 the weekend, Victor is forecast to slowly weaken.
 Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
 from the center.
 The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb. 

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