Sunday, February 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in the central Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Oscar, the 15th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season, has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean.

Oscar is moving northwest at about 9 mph and is not considered a threat to land.

The storm has sustained winds of 40 mph, just above the level of tropical storm.

It is being sheared by westerly winds and is not in an environment favorable for growth.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Nadine, in its 22nd day, continues to move northwest in the north central Atlantic.

One of the longest-living storms ever in the Atlantic basin, it also is no threat to land.

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