Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters. Officials at the hurricane center said it was about 815 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moving slowly west, but was expected to turn northwest soon.

The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour.

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), with higher gusts.

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Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning...

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect. In a forecast advisory, they said Oscar could become a hurricane as its track begins to curve toward the North Atlantic.

By the middle of the week, the storm is expected to accelerate quickly toward the northeast and will weaken to a tropical storm by Thursday night. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. East Coast blocks its progress.

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