Oscar Strengthens As Its Central Pressure Drops

Oscar Strengthens As Its Central Pressure Drops

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough seas in the days ahead.

Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters. The storm is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning...

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar is located 1120 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving to the west-northwest at 12 mph (19 km/h). Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. East Coast blocks its progress.

Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. "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.

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