Humberto upgrades to hurricane status

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA - We have our first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic tropical season. Humberto has winds of 75 mph making it officially a hurricane as of 5 a.m. this morning. We were close to tying the record for the deepest date into a tropical season without having our first hurricane. If we had gone past 8 a.m. this morning, we would have been that record set by Gustav in 2002.

There is a limited 24 hour or so window for this storm to strengthen. After that, it will move into a region of drier air and cooler ocean temperatures which will begin to weak the storm. At its current position it is 3400 miles away from us here in Eastern Carolina and poses no threat to any land.

There are a couple other areas in the tropics that we are tracking. For full forecast details check out the Storm Track12 section of this website.

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