Posted: Wednesday, September 12,2018. 3:11 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season is off to a busy start with four active named storms in the Atlantic Ocean.
Florence, Helene, Isaac and Joyce are the four simultaneous tropical cyclones currently in the basin.
This has occurred only once ten years ago in 2008.
Florence is a Category 3 Hurricane located now just 615 kilometers southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. Florence is moving steadily toward the Carolina coastal areas. Life threatening storm surge and rainfall is expected.
Helene is a Category 1 hurricane located just 1465 kilometers West Northwest of Cabo Verde islands. Helene continues to head northward across the Eastern Atlantic. Interests in the Azores should monitor Helene’s progress.
Tropical Storm Isaac is also being closely monitored by the National Hurricane center. Isaac is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to portions of the Lesser Antilles today.
Sub tropical Storm Joyce formed this afternoon in the Atlantic ocean. The center of newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 34.3 North, longitude 41.9 West.
The storm is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this slow motion should continue during the next couple of days.
A broad area of low pressure has also formed over the central Gulf of Mexico and has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
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