Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central subtropical Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon. It is seventh named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
Gaston is well out to sea, about a thousand miles west of the Azores. It has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and will head in a general north-northeast direction, gradually strengthening as it does so. It’s forecast to remain a tropical storm, though.
Regardless of development, Gaston won’t have any impacts to the U.S.
As Gaston approaches the Azores at the end of the week, it’ll slow down and eventually turn back toward the northwest. Computer forecast guidance varies on when exactly that happens, as shown below.
Spaghetti models or plots show a series of individual computer forecast models together on one map. They are useful to give insight into whether multiple models are in agreement on the path of the storm but they do not address the storm’s forecast intensity, winds, flooding and storm surge potential or other data. Tap here for more details on how to best use these models.
Along with Gaston, we are monitoring Hurricane Fiona and two other areas in the Atlantic with potential to develop.
See how the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has gone so far.