Arlene Forms: Rare April Tropical Storm

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

The subtropical depression over the North Central Atlantic acquired tropical characteristics this morning and has now strengthened enough to become a tropical storm and to get a name. The first name on this year’s list of named storms in the Atlantic is…Arlene.

FAST FACTS ON ARLENE
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LOCATION…37.7N 42.0W
ABOUT 815 MI…1315 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 25 MPH…41 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

Arlene is expected to dissipate on Friday.

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