Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Cesar Mills
October 30, 2018

Hurricane Oscar has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane as it swirls in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

But Oscar is no threat to the USA and was deep in the Atlantic as of Sunday morning.

Forecasters expect Oscar to transition to a tropical storm by early next week.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Sunday afternoon about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and had top sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph).

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Oscar is the 15th named storm this season, the 7th storm to be subtropical. It is expected to turn towards the northwest on Monday and may rush across the north-central Atlantic by the middle of the week.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

Over the next few days, this storm will slowly begin turning toward the northeast.

However the storm is not a threat to the island, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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