Storm Epsilon again regains hurricane strength

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  • Sunday, 04 Dec 2005

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened into a hurricane for the second time in two days on Sunday, perplexing U.S. hurricane researchers who had expected it to steadily weaken over cool Atlantic waters. 

Hurricane Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 140 kph by 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) as it churned eastward at 19 kph around 1,170 km west-southwest of the Azores, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. 

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