Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Science | By Celia Watts

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar has slowed down as it starts to turn north.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 815 miles (1,310 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph).

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 National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night. Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters. Oscar already packs sustained winds around 60 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Oscar has been upgraded to a hurricane in the central Atlantic.

The global models have come into much better agreement on Oscar's eventual recurvature and acceleration, and confidence in the NHC track forecast has increased.

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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