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    Ophelia Becomes 10th Atlantic Hurricane of 2017, No Land Threat
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    Hurricane Ophelia at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

    Forecasters say Ophelia has become the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, churning far out at sea and no threat to land.

    The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Wednesday afternoon that Ophelia gained hurricane status as its top sustained winds reached 75 mph. The core of Ophelia is located about 760 miles southwest of the Azores and the storm is moving east at 3 mph.

    There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

    The Miami-based hurricane center says Ophelia could strengthen some more over the next 48 hours.

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