Tropical Storm Colin Rapidly Forming Into Hurricane in the Atlantic

August 3rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season is seeing it’s third named storm quickly take shape in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Colin is currently located about 840 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving west at speeds of about 25 mph. The islands located from the British Virgin Islands and south to Trinidad and Tobago, then west to Aruba are advised to monitor the storm, which is expected to travel north of these areas if the current track is followed. As of this morning it had sustained winds of 40 mph and was strengthening.

According to reports from ‘The Associated Press’, although Tropical Storm Colin is moving quickly across the Atlantic Ocean, it is thus far believed that it will take a path off of the US Atlantic Seaboard instead of heading to the Gulf of Mexico. This is very important since the Gulf area is so consumed by clean up efforts from the massive oil spill after the explosion of a BP owned oil rig that spewed oil into the Gulf for over 100 days.

The first visible video of Tropical Storm Colin is embedded below and shows the storm as it looked Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010. It is suspected that Colin will form Tropical Depression 4 overnight and will most certainly be a hurricane by later in the week.

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