Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

*Update: The tropical storm warning for Madeira was discontinued Saturday afternoon.* It finally happened early Friday morning. After wandering in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly three weeks, and frustrating meteorologists for about as long, the tropical cyclone Leslie moved far enough east to warrant a tropical storm warning for Madeira…

Helene reaches hurricane status, pulls away from Cabo Verde

Helene reaches hurricane status, pulls away from Cabo Verde

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Helene is now a hurricane, after forming off the coast of West Africa and strengthening as it approached the Cabo Verde islands. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to hurricane status Sunday at 8 p.m. local time in Praia, as Helene’s outer rain bands…

Cape Verde escapes major damage from hurricane

A hurricane has hit Cape Verde, producing winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour. The storm, named, Tropical Storm Fred, I now over 400 kilometers away from Islands, the Weather Channel reported. It is the first hurricane to hit the islands since 1892. Cape Verde is made up of…