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This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EDT shows an area of clouds and showers over the northwest United States and into the Great Basin. Areas of clouds move over the Central Rockies. Tropical Storm Miriam is located south of Baja California moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.
MIAMI—Hurricane Miriam has formed in the Pacific Ocean, but it poses no threat to land.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam was about 430 miles (692 kilometers) south of the southern tip of Baja California. The storm has winds of 90 mph (145 kph) and is moving northwest at about 12 mph (19 kph).
In the open Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine is meandering far from land with winds of about 60 mph (97 kph).