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Watch issued for subtropical storm

September 08, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Subtropical Storm Gabrielle has formed off the southeast U.S. coast.

The storm had top sustained winds near 45 mph, according to officials at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

A storm watch was issued for portions of the South Carolina and North Carolina coast.

Subtropical systems are hybrid weather formations that are typically weaker than hurricanes. They share characteristics of tropical storms.

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