Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

30 October, 2018, 15:22 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 BWS

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west.

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S.

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), with higher gusts. It was moving west at 12 miles per hour. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday.

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.


Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November.

Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in the open Atlantic. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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