Bermuda: Tropical Storm Karl approaching

21
Sep

Tropical storms Lisa and Karl no threat to U.S., but Karl on a path toward Bermuda

 

The Atlantic hurricane season’s latest named storm, Lisa, formed as a tropical storm over the eastern Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Center said.

 

Tropical Storm Lisa was about 465 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago off the West African coast, according to an advisory issued Tuesday at 5 p.m.

 

With maximum sustained winds at 45 mph, Lisa was expected to strengthen through Wednesday and start to weaken Thursday, the advisory said.

 

The storm was no threat to the U.S. It was projected to head northwest toward the Central Atlantic and diminish into a tropical depression by Saturday morning.

 

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl was churning about 1,000 miles southeast of Bermuda. Its maximum sustained winds were 40 mph, and the storm was expected to strengthen over the next two days.

“It’s expected to become a Category 2 hurricane later this week,” said Daniel Brown, a senior hurricane specialist at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

 

Category 2 hurricanes are characterized by maximum sustained wind speeds between 96 and 110 mph.

 

Brown said although the Atlantic hurricane season has been “fairly active in terms of the number of named storms” this year, measurements of the intensity and duration of the storms were not as impressive.

 

“By that measure, it’s not extremely active,” Brown said.

 

Karl was also no threat to the U.S., but forecasts had it headed on a boomerang-like path that would take it near Bermuda by Saturday, by which point it would likely be a hurricane, according to the hurricane center

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