Humberto First Hurricane Of 2013
Tropical Storm Humberto was upgraded to a Hurricane early Wednesday. It's the first hurricane of the 2013 season. Humberto was officially declared a hurricane at 5am (CDT), missing the record for latest first hurricane in a season by 3 hours. That record is held by Hurricane Gustav (8am, Sept. 11th, 2008). Humberto is currently spinning near the Cape Verde Islands over the eastern Atlantic. It apparently won't threaten land for the next few days. Humberto is projected to travel northward, then westward over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle has meanwhile bought gusty winds to Bermuda. Most of the rain has moved eastward away from the center of circulation. Gabrielle is expected to drift north, then northeast out to the northern Atlantic.