Contact Us

Hurricane Fred Threatens Cape Verde Islands In Atlantic

Hurricane Fred
National Hurricane Center

Seasoned tropical observers are well aware of the connection between this part of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the Cape Verde Islands. The area around the small island chain just off the coast of Africa is where many August and September tropical cyclones are born.

Most of the time they roll of the African continent as tropical waves and then strengthen further out to sea. This time the Cape Verde Islands are feeling the full effects of a category one hurricane.

Hurricane Fred went from tropical wave to hurricane in about 48 hours. According to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center the maximum sustained winds on Fred are at 80 mph. The movement of the system is to the north west. This would carry the center of circulation directly through the island chain.

Tropical forecast models and the official track from the Hurricane Center do not see much of a future for Fred after this brush with the Cape Verde islands. Most of theĀ  models show the storm drifting into the colder waters of the Atlantic and eventually dissipating.

Best of KPEL 96.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News Junkies quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News Junkies contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.