New tropical storm forms in Atlantic


Tropical Storm Rina formed in the Atlantic Ocean. (National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017–A new tropical storm formed yesterday in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded tropical depression 19 to Tropical Storm Rina at 9 p.m. CST Monday.

Rina is not a threat to the United States and is moving toward the north at 12 mph before turning north-northeast Wednesday.

Although some strengthening is forecast in the next 36 hours, Rina is not expected to become a hurricane due to colder water temperatures and wind shear.

Rina’s current wind speed is 40 mph with a possible increase to 50 mph before the storm begins to loose strength.

This is the 17th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

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