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Hurricane Jeanne May Threaten U.S.

September 25, 1998

MIAMI (AP) _ Hurricane Jeanne may bother the United States, but Hurricane Ivan and Tropical Storm Karl should stay far away in the Atlantic.

At 11 p.m. EDT Thursday, Jeanne had maximum sustained winds of about 105 mph, which weren’t expected to change much by Friday evening. The hurricane was centered about 750 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

Jeanne, which was moving west-northwest near 14 mph, has the greatest chance of reaching the United States, said Trisha Wallace, a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

``It’s a good-size hurricane,″ Wallace said. ``Eventually it could pose a threat to the Caribbean and the United States, but it’s still got a long way to go.″

Ivan, the Atlantic season’s newest hurricane, had top winds near 80 mph. At 11 p.m. EDT, Ivan was centered about 775 miles west-southwest of the Azores Ilands.

Ivan is moving toward the north near 12 mph and a gradual turn toward the northeast is expected Friday.

Tropical Storm Karl, the season’s 11th named storm, increased its top winds to about 60 mph, and gradual strengthening was expected through Friday. The storm was centered bout 1,620 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

Karl was moving to the southeast near 9 mph.

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