Alberto: First Named Storm Of 2018 Season

May 26, 2018

The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has arrived, with Subtropical Storm Alberto forming ahead of the ‘official’ beginning of hurricane season which is on June 1st.

The U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that Alberto is carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and is located some 105 miles north of the western tip of Cuba.

According to the Bermuda Weather Service Alberto is not a threat to Bermuda and it’s closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is forecast to be 1102 nm to the west southwest at 3pm Sunday [May 27].

In April, Bernews reported that Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a “slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2018”.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS


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