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Hurricane Danny strengthens into Category 3 storm

MIAMI — Hurricane Danny has grown to a Category 3 storm, according to a National Hurricane Center plane sent to investigate the compact storm Friday afternoon.

Sustained winds were estimated at 115 mph, forecasters said, although the storm was still expected to weaken later Friday as it moves into waters where conditions are less likely to fuel the hurricane.

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Danny was moving west-northwest across the Atlantic about 10 mph and was about 900 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Forecasters expect Danny to make a turn sometime today toward the west.

Forecasters said Danny remains a compact storm, with hurricane-force winds extending just 15 miles. Danny currently poses no threat to land.

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