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Tropical Storm Epsilon Forms in Atlantic

Another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, one day before the busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially comes to a close.

U.S. forecasters say Tropical Storm Epsilon took shape Tuesday and was slowly moving westward over the central Atlantic Ocean. At last report, the storm was nearly 1,300 kilometers east of Bermuda.

Officials say Epsilon is not expected to directly affect Bermuda, but they warn that dangerous surf conditions are possible in the next day or two.

This year, an unprecedented 26 tropical storms have raged in the Atlantic since the season began on June first. Half of those strengthened into hurricanes.

The busy season meant forecasters exhausted their list of names, forcing them to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for the first time. They also warn the next hurricane season could be just as bad.