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Tracking the Tropics: Oscar forms, could become a hurricane

29 October 2018, 01:26 | Edward Lowe

The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday

Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of the season

"The last season to produce a November named storm was previous year, 2015". Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour.

Oscar became a hurricane Sunday night but land isn't threatened, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters.

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No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

Subtropical storms have less defined and cooler centres than tropical storms.

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S.

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The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Forecasters expect Oscar to transition to a tropical storm by early next week. Hurricane season runs through November 30. Regardless of strength, Hurricane Oscar is not expected to be a threat to land.

During the afternoon on Thursday, shower activity associated with the low pressure system became more concentrated. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

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The storm also hit Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.

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