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Sam strengthened into a hurricane over open Atlantic waters early Friday morning and could become a major storm by Friday night or Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Sam was located about 1,470 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands or 2,673 miles east of West Palm Beach as of 5 a.m. EDT Friday. The storm was moving west at 15 mph. The system intensified quickly, going from a tropical depression to a hurricane in less than 24 hours.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 75 mph with rapid intensification forecasted to continue.
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