Oscar forms, strengthens in Central Atlantic Ocean

Pablo Tucker
October 30, 2018

Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters.

The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour. In a forecast advisory, they said Oscar could become a hurricane as its track begins to curve toward the North Atlantic.

Oscar has transitioned from a subtropical storm into a tropical storm and now may become a hurricane soon.

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean usually starts from the month of June and lasts till November 30.

NHC forecasters say that a westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight, followed by a reduction in speed on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 miles per hour (165 km/h) with higher gusts. "On a rare occasion, storms that form near the Central America coast can track north into the Gulf of Mexico and turn to the northeast toward Florida", it stated.

Tthe Bermuda Weather Service said "moderate to strong winds and large swell at beaches are expected ton Tuesday as Hurricane Oscar passes to the distant east".

Hurricane force winds begin at 74 miles per hour.

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