Tropical Storm Lisa Forms Near Cape Verde Islands

September 21, 2010

The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing as it continues to produce named storm after named storm. The latest in the parade, which has been forming almost constantly off of the Cape Verde Islands over the last 6 weeks, has been christened Lisa.

According to the latest report from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, issued at 11:00 EDT, Lisa was about 530 miles, 850 kms, west northwest of the Cape Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of around 45 mph, 75 km/hr. The storm is moving slowly in a northerly direction at around 5 mph, 7 km/hr, which is expected to continue during the next 24 hours.

The NHC said a “turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest on Thursday. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

Source: National Hurricane Center

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