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11 Sep 1997 description

MIAMI (September 11, 1997 00:39 a.m. EDT) - Hurricane Erika weakened slightly as it swirled across the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, but remained a strong Category Two hurricane as it moved far from land, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 5 p.m. EDT, Erika's center was near latitude 34.5 north and longitude 57.5 west, or about 870 miles south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The storm was moving north-northeast near 17 mph, and was expected to turn gradually toward the northeast within the next 24 hours.

05 Sep 1997 description

This message is not an official warning or alert for any country.
1. According to the US National Weather Service, as of 1200 UTC , today, 5 September 1997, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Dutch portion of St. Maarten, for Antigua, Montserrat, Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla, Dominica. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.