Kate Becomes 4th Atlantic Hurricane of 2015

November 11, 2015

Hurricane Kate became the fourth Atlantic hurricane of 2015 early Wednesday morning, passing well north of Bermuda, according to a report from Weather Underground.

“Kate is racing northeast, caught up in the jet stream and will soon become a ‘post-tropical’ cyclone over the north Atlantic Ocean,” Weather Underground affirmed.

Weather Underground cited highlights about the storm including:

  • Hurricane Kate was centered about 260 miles north of Bermuda as of Wednesday morning.
  • The latest forecast calls for Kate to become absorbed by a non-tropical low pressure system Thursday.
  • A few outer bands of rain may affect Bermuda Wednesday, and high surf will likely affect the island, but little direct impact is expected.
  • Kate is no threat to the U.S. East Coast.
  • Kate is the 11th named storm and fourth hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • Kate originally formed as Tropical Depression 12 on Sunday night, and was upgraded to tropical storm status Monday morning.

Due to atmospheric steering currents of high pressure over the open Atlantic, Weather Underground said that Kate is currently being pulled northeast at more than 30 miles per hour.

Shower and thunderstorm activity with heavy rain has soaked parts of the East Coast this week – but from a separate weather system, the report continued.

Source: Weather Underground

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