TAMPA - If you haven't noticed, Nadine has been around for a while as a tropical cyclone and is still hanging in there.
The system that is now Nadine became a depression on September 11 and grew to tropical storm strength later that day. Eventually, the system became a hurricane and has meandered around the Atlantic for the past three weeks.
Today, Nadine has 65 mph winds and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Azores. The system is moving to the east-southeast at 7 mph. Some slow weakening is expected over the next few days.
As for longevity, Nadine is not a record-breaker, at least not yet. According to the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration, the longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone was Storm 3 of 1899 , which lasted 27.75 days.
The average life of a tropical cyclone is 6.16 days, according to NOAA.
Meanwhile, a new tropical system could become Tropical Storm Oscar. It's located about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving to the west-northwest at 10-15 mph.
Chances are high - 70 percent - that it will become a cyclone within the next two days.
The good news: current computer models show it eventually heading north, posing no threat to the U.S.
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends November 30.
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Plenty of sunshine with high humidity, but low chances for an afternoon shower or storm inland.