A new updated forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season from Colorado State University has increased the number of storms expected this summer and fall despite the presence of El Nino.
MIAMI – Tropical Storm Don became Hurricane Don on Saturday, marking the first hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
Formerly a subtropical depression, then designated a tropical depression when the storm transitioned to a fully tropical system, and then became a tropical storm, Don has now sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts, but is far from any land. Don was last estimated to be about 480 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. It is moving north at 12 mph.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TROPICAL STORM AND A SUBTROPICAL STORM?
The current state of the Don in the central Atlantic.
Hurricane Don is expected to remain northward on Saturday, continuing its clockwise loop over the open waters of the central Atlantic, before turning eastward and becoming a tropical storm and eventually a storm and post-tropical depression as it moves into the cooler waters of the North Atlantic next week.
The system poses no threat to the US
Don’s forecast cone in the central Atlantic.