BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'


Since then, Hurricane Hector has moved into the Central Pacific, becoming a powerful Cat 4 hurricane that will pass just south of Hawaii on Wednesday.

The storm is centered about 1,160 miles west of the Azores and is moving north near 16 mph.

The conditions needed to stir up hurricanes are lacking, noted Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project.

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. It was moving west at 9 miles per hour. "There is a reasonable chance that Hector will survive to cross the International Date Line early next week", said AccuWeather meteorologist Steve Travis. The National Hurricane Center said it was likely to peak as a Category 3 hurricane before starting to weaken and turn out to sea as it passes west of the Baja California Peninsula late in the week. Forecasters note that hurricane-force winds extend up to 35 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Niño develops in the next several months.

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So far this season we have had Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed in May, as well as Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane Chris.

Another tropical storm farther out in the Pacific and one in the northern Atlantic posed no threats to land.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Debby strengthened slightly over the North Atlantic, but it was expected to be short-lived.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its updated mid-season hurricane forecast on Thursday.