NHC Tracking TS Oscar; TS Nadine

October 4, 2012

The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued an advisory bulletin for tropical storm Oscar, which is centered about 1245 miles, 2005 km, west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Maximum sustained winds are around 40 mph, 65 km/h, with higher gusts.

Oscar is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph, 15 km/h, and a “turn toward the north is expected later today, followed by a northeastward acceleration tonight and Friday,” the NHC said. “Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles, 240 km, to the east of the center.” On the forecast track, Oscar would not pose any threat to land.

The NHC is also continuing to monitor tropical storm Nadine, which, if not a very powerful storm, has proven to be a very long-lived one. It has been churning around the mid Atlantic for almost a month. The NHC released its first advisory bulletin on the storm on September 11.

The latest advisory – number 87 – places Nadine very near the Azores, with “winds of tropical storm or gale conditions now occurring in the Azores.” Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph., 75 km/h. Nadine is presently moving towards the northeast, and poses no immediate threat to land, once it leaves the Azores.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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