Batten Down the Hatches: Humberto Becomes A Hurricane
Humberto became the first hurricane of the 2013 season as it continued to travel over the far eastern Atlantic Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Humberto was a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of 5 a.m. Wednesday. It was moving north-northwest at 8 mph about 310 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands at that time.
The good news? Humberto is not expected to threaten land. So, phew. It’s nice to be stronger than the storm, but we’d rather avoid it entirely.