Subtropical Storm Ernesto becomes 5th named storm

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A Subtropical Depression Five has strengthened into Subtropical Storm Ernesto in the Central Atlantic Ocean and is not a threat to land, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, the storm has maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph. It is about 1,015 miles west of the Azores, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.

There are no coastal warnings in effect.

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