Subtropical Depression Five forms in Atlantic Ocean, no threat to land
Aug 19 2018
Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen in the East Pacific and could become a Category 4 storm when it crosses into the Central Pacific basin, according to officials with the National Hurricane Center.
So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively inactive in terms of major storms and hurricanes.
By the end of this week, the third subtropical storm of the year could be named Ernesto.
Ernesto is centered about 695 miles (1,120 kilometers) southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving north near 8 mph (13 kph).
"Some additional strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours, " the advisory said.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its hurricane season forecast earlier this month, advising people that the Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than usual.
A faster northeastward motion is forecast for Thursday and Friday, meteorologists said. "Let's not let our guards down though. hurricane season reaches its climatological peak next month". That's why the odds of this wave becoming a tropical system sit very low at 10%.
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