Tropical Storm Humberto upgraded to hurricane status
Monday, September 16, 2019
In an advisory issued late Sunday night, the(NHC) upgraded Tropical Storm Humberto to hurricane status, making it the third hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Humberto, now officially , is a , and as of Sunday night had no associated hurricane watches or warning.
The NHC's Hurricane Humberto Advisory Number 14, released at 11:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday (0300 UTC Monday morning) placed Humberto 785 miles (1260 kilometers) west of Bermuda. According to data collected by one of the 's " ", Humberto had maximum sustained winds of 75 (120 ) and was moving northeast at 3 mph (6 kph).
Tropical Storm Humberto was the eighth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and became its third hurricane. Forming in July 2019,was the first hurricane of the season, and it was followed by in late August.
Tropical storms and hurricanes are both forms of tropical cyclones. On the , which is used by the NHC for classifying tropical cyclones, category 1 hurricanes must sustain winds of at least 74 miles per hour. The cut-off for a , the next stronger classification, is 119 mph.
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