Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Research | By Dana Schwartz

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

Hurricane Chris bucked the trend but Alberto, Beryl, Debby, and now Ernesto all acquired a mix of upper level cold core temperatures along with low level warm center.

And even though the forecast calls for it to fizzle, it's interesting nonetheless.

The system is no threat to the US, forming in a similar place in the Central Atlantic Ocean as its predecessor Tropical Storm Debby.

A subtropical storm is a hybrid cyclone. In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto has formed hundreds of miles away from the USA coast, and will likely never threaten North America.

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That low-pressure system in the Atlantic Open has a name.

Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th.

It is centered around 695 miles southeast of Canada and it is feared that it could grow into a major hurricane by Saturday. But, it is forecast to become post-tropical by Friday.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Lane was packing sustained winds of 140 miles per hour with higher gusts and wasn't expected to start weakening until Sunday. Airborne Saharan dust, which has been recorded as far away as Texas this season, is also keeping the atmosphere dry and unfavorable for tropical weather to form.

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