Edouard, churning in the Atlantic Ocean far from land, has strengthened to become the first major hurricane of the 2014 season, according to the National Hurricane Center.
"Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph, with higher gusts," the National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. EDT. "Edouard is a Category Three hurriance on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale."
The Hurricane Center said hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles; and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.
Little change was expected the rest of Tuesday, and some weakening was likely to begin Wednesday, according to the Hurricane Center.
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At 11 a.m., Edouard was located about 420 miles east of Bermuda; and about 1,720 miles west of Fayal Island in the western Azores. It was moving north-northwest at 13 mph.