Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Science | By Patricia Jimenez

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

The storm had top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

The latest tropical storm is brewing in the central Atlantic Ocean.

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Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season Sunday but was far out in the Atlantic and posing no threat to land.

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm.

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A Small Craft Warning was expected to remain in effect through Tuesday night. By Tuesday, the storm is expected to start speeding north-northeast over open waters.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 815 miles (1,310 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph). "After that time, the system is forecast to turn westward well to the north or northeast of the Lesser Antilles through early next week". "Near or just beyond 96 hours, the shear is forecast to increase substantially and Oscar should begin to make the transition to an extratropical cyclone".

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30, the center said.

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