Tropical Storm Linda forms far out in Pacific

 Forecasters say Tropical Storm Linda has formed far out over the Pacific Ocean, but it's not threatening land right now.

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, September 05, 2009 at 01:15 PM EDT

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the 12th named storm of the Pacific season had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (55 kph) on Monday evening.

Linda was centered about 1,225 miles (1,975 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It's moving west-northwest near 7 mph (13 kph).

Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed far out in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 kph). It's expected to become a tropical storm over the next day or so. It's about 160 miles (255 km) south of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and moving west near 16 mph (26 kph).

source AFP

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