Record breaking hurricane develops in the Atlantic
Hurricane Fred has developed in the far east Atlantic.
The storm has 80 mph winds.
This is the furthest east in the Atlantic a hurricane has ever developed. There have been 4 other tropical systems develop east of 19 degrees West longitude, but none of these ever became a hurricane.
The Cape Verde Islands are under their first hurricane warning ever.
These islands are about 350 miles west of the coast of Africa.
Two other storms have tracked nearby, but not through the islands.
Storm #5 in 1892 and Debbie in 1961.
Fred is forecast to move over cooler waters and stronger winds aloft the next few days which will result in weakening of the storm.
Courtesy of wlky.com