Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernest

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernest

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Lane was packing sustained winds of 140 miles per hour with higher gusts and wasn't expected to start weakening until Sunday.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto is continuing to churn northward Wednesday night, beginning a slow turn that will take it away from the US and Canada.

Thanks to dust coming from the continent of Africa, that's helping to contribute to a drop in expected storms for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Remember, the climatological peak of hurricane season is still many weeks away (Sept 10-11)...and hurricanes can still form well into October.

There's a new storm over the ocean that is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane as it it moves towards the Central Pacific.

Tropical storm-force winds of 39 mph or more extend up to 35 miles from Lane's center, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which monitors East Pacific storms. A faster northeastward motion is forecast to occur on Thursday and Friday. Eventually, the track of Ernesto will take it near Ireland and Scotland this weekend.

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