Gaston strengthens into a hurricane in the Atlantic - CBS46 News

Gaston strengthens into a hurricane in the Atlantic

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Gaston is the third hurricane and the seventh-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Following Fiona

The steering flow in the Atlantic Ocean suggests that Gaston will follow a similar track to Fiona, which is into the central Atlantic Ocean. On this path, the system would not threaten the U.S.

Hurricane outlook upgraded

The Atlantic hurricane outlook was recently upgraded to include slightly more storms, with 12-17 named storms expected this season, 5-8 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes.

Hurricane season ends on November 30.

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