Hurricane Gert is the second hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. It’s halfway between the Carolinas and Bermuda, currently heading northeastward, and likely to head back out to the north-central Atlantic without striking any land or islands. Gert is the 7th named storm of this Atlantic hurricane season. Of the 7 named storms, the other one that became a hurricane was Hurricane Franklin which struck Mexico.
In the far eastern Atlantic are several weak tropical disturbances- routine for mid-August. They are all moving westward and one may in the next 5 days become a tropical depression. There are no signs of any tropical threat to us.
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