Z HURRICANE UPDATE: T.S. ‘Josephine’ Forms in the Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the Atlantic, continuing this hurricane season record setting pace.

The National Hurricane Center said what was tropical depression eleven increased in intensity with winds of 45 miles per hour.

This increased intensity was strong enough for it to be named a tropical storm, making it the earliest “J” named storm to form in the Atlantic ever.

The previous record-holder was Jose, which formed on August 22 during the historic 2005 hurricane season.

Josephine is located about 975 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is tracking to the west-northwest.