Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Weather Underground Inc. | Updates on this storm

Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms in central Atlantic, no threat to land

Tropical Storm Lorenzo has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean, the 12th named storm of the 2013 hurricane season.

Lorenzo has sustained winds of about 40 mph and is headed east. Forecasters say it is no threat to land.

The storm could strengthen briefly before encountering shearing winds that will likely weaken it in the next two days.

Forecasters on average predicted 16 or 17 tropical storms this season, with half of those becoming hurricanes and four or five of those becoming major hurricanes, packing winds of 111 mph or more.

Thus far, the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea have produced 12 tropical storms. Two of those developed into brief hurricanes, both of which were Category 1 storms that had no significant impact on the United States.

Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms in central Atlantic, no threat to land 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:15am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Anna Maria City Pier to close for year after 'extensive damage' from Hurricane Irma

    Travel

    ANNA MARIA — While Hurricane Irma's last-minute shift helped spare large swaths of Florida cities from catastrophic damage, the Anna Maria City Pier didn't fare so well.

    A damage assessment following Hurricane Irma suggests repairs for the Anna Maria City Pier can take at least 12 months. [LUIS SANTANA for Visit Florida]
  2. Photo of the Day for September 26, 2017 - Flying gecko on glass

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Wayne Rayburn of Tarpon Springs, FL. He calls it "Flying gecko on glass."

  3. Candidate in East Hillsborough House primary didn't vote in primaries

    Elections

    TAMPA — Personal voting histories show a sharp difference between Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure, the two candidates in the Republican special election primary Oct. 10 for East Hillsborough's District 58 state House seat.

    Yvonne Fry, Republican candidate for state House District 58, has voted in 34 elections at all levels since 1994. She likes to vote on election day, she said, and considers it a national holiday. [Courtesy of Yvonne Fry]
  4. Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

    World

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.

    People wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Most stores and restaurants remained closed Monday. Nearly all of Puerto Rico was without power or water five days after Hurricane Maria. [Associated Press]
  5. Tampa-based vXchnge secures $200M loan to expand operations

    Corporate

    TAMPA — Tampa-based vXchnge, which operates data centers in 14 metro areas, has secured a loan for roughly $200 million for "major expansions and enhancements."

    Tampa-based vXchnge, a data center provider, secured a $200 million loan. Pictured is CEO Keith Olsen. | [Courtesy of vXchnge]