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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Edouard is earliest fifth named storm on record

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Storm Edouard, which formed in the North Atlantic on Sunday and is the fifth named storm of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.

As of 5 a.m. Monday, Edouard was moving northeast in the open Atlantic at 36 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

It is not a threat to land.

Edouard will be another short-lived tropical system and is expected to lose its tropical characteristics at some point on Monday.

It is, however, the earlier fifth name storm on record for the Atlantic basin in the satellite era (1966-present), according to the National Hurricane Center. The previous record was Emily in the 2005 season (July 12).

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