The very active 2017 hurricane season “officially” ends on November 30th, but not before the 18th name storm of the season has formed! Tropical Storm Rina was upgraded from a Tropical Depression on Wednesday, but poses no threat to the United States.
Peak hurricane season has come and gone over a month ago, but Rina has become one of the late season storms that will move into the mid-lattitudes and race away into the northern Atlantic very quickly. Tropical Storm Rina has 50 mph sustained winds, and a minimum central pressure of 995 mb. The storm is presently moving North at 23 mph, but will begin a Northeastward turn as it passes Nova Scotia, Canada, and weaken to a post-tropical depression.