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Subtropical Storm Debby Forms in Central Atlantic

The fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the central Atlantic Tuesday morning, as the low we’ve been tracking has developed enough tropical characteristics (while retaining gale force winds) to be considered a subtropical storm.  Its name is Debby
At 11 am Tuesday, Subtropical Storm Debby was located near 38.9 North, 48.5 West, and was moving north at 16 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  Debby is expected to be absorbed by a trough on Wednesday or early on Thursday.  It poses no threat to land.
Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.