Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

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Subtropical Storm Oscar formed Saturday morning in the Atlantic.

Currently, Oscar is located more than 1,800 miles east of Jacksonville and is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph.

Hurricane Oscar has gained strength in the Atlantic Ocean and should get even stronger, forecasters said Monday. Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. Then, Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north Monday night or Tuesday, and then head northwest away from the United States by Wednesday.

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles.

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30, the center said.

A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.

"This low is expected to move generally northward over the next couple of days into an area where environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for further development, and a tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form by early this weekend". The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11.

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