Tropical Storm Fiona forms in Atlantic Ocean

ATLANTIC OCEAN – Tropical Depression #6 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Fiona.

Fiona is the 6th named storm this season.

It formed in the central Atlantic Ocean about 920 miles West of the Cape Verde islands.

It is currently a weak tropical storm and not a threat to land.  Its motion is NW at 16 mph. Further strengthening is

forecast, but right now it is not expected to gain hurricane strength (74 mph+) and may be picked up by atmospheric

steering currents to keep it away from land.  The climatological peak of the hurricane season is September 10th.  The

season runs until November 30th.

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