System is producing hurricane force winds

Published 1:46 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016


A strange little system in the Atlantic that seems not to know what season it is has a 40 percent chance of becoming something more over the next five days, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters said Sunday that the low-pressure system, which is 900 miles east of Bermuda, is producing maximum winds of hurricane force, although no specific speed was recorded.

The low could gradually acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics over the next few days as it moves southeastward and then into the eastern subtropical Atlantic.

Forecasters warned that regardless of development, the storm is expected to produced hazardous marine conditions over portions of the central eastern Atlantic for the next few days.