Tropical Storm Gaston forms in the central Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central subtropical Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon. It is the seventh named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.


What do you want to know

  • Gaston is the seventh named storm of the season
  • The storm will gradually strengthen at sea
  • It is planned to approach the Azores before retreating to the northwest

Gaston is well offshore, about a thousand miles west of the Azores. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and will head in a general northeasterly direction, gradually strengthening as it goes. It is expected to remain a tropical storm, however.

Regardless of the development, Gaston will have no impact on the United States

Approaching the Azores at the end of the week, Gaston will slow down and end up turning back to the northwest. Computer forecasting tips vary depending on exactly when this happens, as shown below.

Spaghetti models or charts show a series of individual computer forecast models on a single map. They are useful for determining whether multiple models agree on the storm’s track, but they do not address forecast storm intensity, winds, flooding, and storm surge potential or other data. . Tap here for details on how best to use these templates.

With Gaston, we monitor Hurricane Fiona and two other Atlantic areas with development potential.

See how the The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has gone so far.

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