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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:56 AM

Hurricane Fred sets new record for the easternmost hurricane formation in the tropical Atlantic -

Hurricane Fred, which formed over the weekend in the far eastern Atlantic, is truly one of a kind. Not only has Fred set the record for easternmost hurricane in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, it prompted the very first hurricane warning for the Cape Verde Islands and has provided the first satellite view of a hurricane in the region since weather satellites were launched into space in the early 1960s.

Hurricane Fred is the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane.

Hurricane Fred was born from Tropical Depression Six, which formed early Sunday morning just west of the coast of Africa. The system was quickly upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred, remarkably far east in the Atlantic. Then on Sunday night, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center saw enough strength in Fred to make it the second hurricane of the 2015 season, which also made it the easternmost hurricane formation on record in the Atlantic Ocean.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/08/31/hurricane-fred-is-a-fountain-of-firsts-in-the-atlantic-ocean/

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:57 AM

1. But there's no climate change.

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:04 PM

2. Right. It's just Mother Nature having hot flashes.

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