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Humberto weakens to a Tropical Depression in the open Atlantic

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hurricane Humberto weakened to a tropical storm Friday afternoon 9/13/13, and is still way out in the eastern waters of the Atlantic, no threat to land.

Associated Press Release

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Humberto (oom-BEHR'-toh) is maintaining its strength far out over the Atlantic.

The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds early Thursday near 85 mph (140 kph) with gradual weakening forecast to begin later in the day.

Humberto is centered about 440 miles (705 kilometers) northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving north near 14 mph (22 kph).

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Gabrielle (ga-bree-EHL') is moving away from Bermuda after drenching the British territory. The depression's maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Gabrielle could regain tropical storm strength.

The depression is centered about 190 miles (300 kilometers) west-northwest of Bermuda and is moving northwest near 7 mph (11 kph).


Associated Press Release

September 9, 2013

MIAMI (AP) -- Humberto has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Humberto's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 75 mph. The National Hurricane Center says the hurricane could gain more strength before a weakening trend likely starts on Thursday.

Humberto is centered about 310 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving north-northwest near 8 mph.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gabrielle is passing west-southwest of Bermuda, hitting the wealthy British territory with wind, rain and rough surf. Gabriella has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph.


Associated Press Release

September 9, 2013

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Humberto has formed in the Atlantic, south of the Cape Verde Islands and could eventually become a hurricane.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 40 mph (65 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Humberto is expected to strengthen and could become a hurricane on Wednesday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

The storm is centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west near 12 mph (19 kph).


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