Thursday, 15 November, 2018

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

Hurricane center monitors disturbance in Atlantic Tropical disturbance
Guillermo Lane | 29 October, 2018, 13:50

Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. They can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes.

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles.

Oscar became a tropical storm Saturday and was designated the eighth hurricane this season in the 5 p.m. advisory.

Forecasters say this hurricane season's 15th named storm is strengthening over the Atlantic Ocean, but it's no threat to land.

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The storm is expected to morph into a hurricane later on October 28, the National Hurricane Center said.

Oscar became a hurricane Sunday night but land isn't threatened, according to the National Hurricane Center. The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th.

At press time, the National Hurricane Center forecast for the storm system put the likelihood of it developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours at 90 percent.

Hurricane Kate in 1985 formed on November 15 and did $300 million worth of damage and killed 15 people, according to reports.

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