Unusual April Tropical Storm Forms Far From Land

MIAMI (AP) — A rare April tropical storm has formed over the north Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Arlene, which formed Thursday, has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph). The storm is far from land, about 815 miles (1,312 kilometers) west of the Azores.

The system is expected to dissipate Friday and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Forecasters say tropical storms are rare in April and Arlene is only the second one observed in the month since weather satellites went into use.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but last year two storms formed before the official start.  The first Atlantic storm of 2016 was Hurricane Alex, which made an unseasonable debut in January over the far eastern Atlantic. Tropical Storm Bonnie formed in

May 2016 off the South Carolina coast.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

It's a Date | November 2017It's a Date is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live