MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The formation of Subtropical Storm Theta means we have a new record.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Monday night that Subtropical Storm Theta has emerged in the open northeast Atlantic and poses no immediate threat to land.READ MORE: South Florida Author Brad Meltzer ‘Heartbroken’ After Pennsylvania School Board Banned 2 Of His Books About MLK & Rosa Parks
It’s the record-breaking 29th named storm in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing the previous record of 28 named storms set in 2005.
Theta is about 960 miles southwest of the Azores and has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.READ MORE: CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Profile: Monsignor Pace Defensive Lineman Shemar Stewart
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect as the storm moves to the east near 12 mph.
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