Subtropical Storm Debby forms in N. Atlantic, will stay out at sea

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in N. Atlantic, will stay out at sea
Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 08:47:23-04

(RNN) – Subtropical Storm Debby formed in the north Atlantic on Tuesday morning, heading north at 16 mph with sustained 40 mph winds. Gusts are reaching up to 65 mph.

Tropical storms must have sustained winds of at least 39 mph.

The National Hurricane Center reports Debby is expected to fizzle out over the next couple of days, so there are no coastal watches or warnings.

The storm is currently located more than 600 miles southeast of Newfoundland in the middle of the Atlantic.

Debby is the fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Over in the Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Hector is churning towards the Hawaiian Islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. The storm will pass south of the island chain, but they will see high winds and surf.

Earlier in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto formed May 21 brought a lot of rain to the Yucatan Peninsula, then drifted up through the Gulf of Mexico. Alberto brought heavy rain and flash flooding to the Gulf Coast States.

In South Carolina, two journalists died when strong winds knocked over a tree that landed on their news vehicle.

Hurricane Beryl organized as a tropical depression on July 5 and became a full hurricane the next day. The storm hit Puerto Rico, which still has not recovered from Hurricane Maria, as well as the Lesser Antilles and the Dominican Republic.

Hurricane Chris went from a tropical storm to a Category 2 hurricane off the coast of North Carolina at the beginning of July. The storm headed northeast out to sea before brushing Newfoundland and Labrador.

A man drowned of the coast of North Carolina due to rough seas.

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