Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic

Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S.

Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic.

Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atlantic this season, and is located approximately 725 miles southeast of Bermuda in the open waters of the Atlantic.

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Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km) from the center.

At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Oscar was located near latitude 28.6 north, longitude 58.2 west. Oscar is moving toward the north near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). The minimum central pressure has dropped to 989 mb.

"Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today or tonight while it moves generally northward over the central Atlantic". They can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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