facebook
twitter
search
search

Humberto first hurricane of season in far eastern Atlantic Ocean

Sept. 11, 2013 at 10:10 PM

MIAMI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Humberto, the first hurricane of the season, was strengthening over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, weather forecasters said Wednesday.

Humberto, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, was about 360 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands moving north at 12 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 p.m. EDT advisory.

No watches or warnings were posted.

Humberto is expected to pick up some speed over the next two days before making a turn toward the northwest, the center said. The hurricane could strengthen more Thursday before weakening Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 30 miles from center and tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 115 miles from the center.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea blasts Donald Trump's South Korea remarks
Officials debate 'when to suspend' search for missing Florida boys
U.S. officials, Boeing believe wreckage likely from missing Malaysian jet
Gangs in El Salvador kill at least six bus drivers to intimidate government
Venezuela arrests 212 suspected criminals, recovers stolen apartments