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Tropical Storm Gaston forms in Atlantic Ocean with 40 mph winds

System poses no threat to US
Tropical Storm Gaston
Posted at 10:56 AM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 22:19:30-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — Tropical Storm Gaston formed Tuesday afternoon over the central Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center. This is the seventh named storm of the season.

As of 8 p.m., the system, which has 40 mph winds, poses no threat to the United States and is moving toward the north-northeast at 17 mph.

A turn to the northeast is expected on Wednesday, followed by a motion to the east.

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Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

The storm is about 990 miles west of the Azores.

Swells generated by the depression are expected to affect the Azores later this week. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.