Waiting for nothing? Gordon and Helene both moving on

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Bye-bye Hurricane Helene, now well east of Bermuda on a gradual northern track to nowhere. And Tropical Storm Gordon, while still strong enough to place the coastal region of Spain on red alert -- the highest weather warning level in the region -- the storm was becoming extratropical and was expected to be absorbed by another weather system near the coast.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Gordon's impact would be similar to strong winter storms that occur in that area of Europe.

The Pacific region is quiet, for now, too.

On the Atlantic name list, Isaac, Joyce and Kirk are in the wings; in the Pacific, it's Norman, Olivia and Paul. We hope they stay there.

To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].

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