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Two more weather systems form in the Atlantic as Fiona becomes Category 4 hurricane


(WEST PALM BEACH, Florida)– Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the Atlantic yesterday afternoon. Fiona is now a major Category 4 hurricane. Neither is a threat to Florida at this time.

2022 had seen a quiet hurricane season right up until September 15, when Tropical Storm Fiona formed and developed into Hurricane Fiona just a few days later.

Hurricane Fiona continued to grow and is now a Category 4 storm, with winds gusting to 130 mph and two more weather events have taken shape in the Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Gaston formed on Tuesday and could reach maximum sustained wind speeds forecast to be 60 mph by next Thursday.

Near the Caribbean, a system is developing and is likely to become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Hermine in the next few days as it moves west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph according to the NHC.

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