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Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

But Oscar is no threat to the US and was deep in the Atlantic as of Sunday morning.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour.

Hurricane Oscar is now the eighth hurricane in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

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Oscar quickly grew from a tropical storm Saturday to a hurricane Sunday.

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. The storm is located well northeast of Puerto Rico and well southeast of Bermuda in the open ocean.

However the storm is not a threat to the island, according to the Bermuda Weather Service.

"Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today or tonight while it moves generally northward over the central Atlantic".

There are no other concerns in the tropics at this time. However, deadly hurricanes can form anytime during this season.