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November 18, 2013

Subtropical Storm Melissa forms in the central Atlantic, no threat to land

— (AP) The 13th named storm of the season, Melissa, is not a threat to land.

The has maximum sustained winds Monday are near 50 mph with some strengthening forecast. The storm is expected to transition to a tropical storm by Tuesday.

Melissa is centered about 695 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving northwest near 9 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says large swells from the storm are already affecting parts of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas.

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