Hurricane center tracks system near Florida as Hurricane Sam, Tropical Depression Victor lose strength

Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel on

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It’s located about 625 miles south of Newfoundland moving northeast at 16 mph.

While more than 1,500 miles from the coast of Florida, the threat of heavy surf that has been traveling across the Atlantic in the last week remains.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue continues to fly the red and purple flags for both dangerous surf conditions and dangerous wildlife such as jellyfish. It performed nine rescues on Saturday and hazardous conditions are expected throughout Sunday.

Farther east in the Atlantic, what is now Tropical Depression Victor is continuing to fall apart.

It’s now located about 1,080 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands moving northwest at 12 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.


“Some gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days, and Victor is forecast to become a remnant low by late Monday and dissipate on Tuesday,” forecasters said.

Victor is the 20th named system of the busy 2021 season with just under two months to go.

The hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

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