Tropical Storm Joaquin forms in Atlantic

National Hurricane Center

MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Joaquin has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the 10th named storm of the season.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Joaquin was centered 400 miles (645 kms) northeast of the central Bahamas late Monday. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving southwest at 5 mph (7 kph).

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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