Oscar Strengthens As Its Central Pressure Drops

Cristina Cross
October 30, 2018

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough seas in the days ahead.

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

The storm had top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

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The National Hurricane Center said Oscar had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and could become a hurricane later today. "Storms that form in November, whether they develop in the Caribbean or over the western Atlantic, usually track to the northeast toward the open waters of the western and central Atlantic", the blog noted.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). It will weaken and become a powerful extratropical low over the north-central Atlantic by late Wednesday, forecasters said.

A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.

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