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      Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

      Humberto was upgraded to a category one hurricane at 5 a.m. Wednesday.


      MIAMI (WACH/AP) -- Humberto has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.


      Humberto's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 75 mph at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane could gain more strength before a weakening trend likely starts on Thursday.


      Humberto is centered about 310 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving north-northwest near 8 mph.


      It just missed the record for the latest formation of a hurricane by a few hours. That record belongs to Hurricane Gustav which formed just before 8 a.m. on September 11, 2002.


      Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gabrielle is passing west-southwest of Bermuda, hitting the wealthy British territory with wind, rain and rough surf. Gabrielle has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph.

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