Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic, but does not pose a threat to land.

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

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30, the center said.

The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane. Additional strengthening is expected, and Oscar could become a hurricane after transitioning to a tropical storm later this weekend or early next week. Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches). The storm is located well northeast of Puerto Rico and well southeast of Bermuda in the open ocean.

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm. Hurricane season runs through November 30. The storm is continuing to transition from a hybrid storm to a full-fledged tropical system on Saturday night.

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