Tropical Storm Update: Hurricane Lee downgraded to Category 3 storm as US impacts still ‘too early to know’: Live

Hurricane Lee has been downgraded to Category 3

Hurricane Lee became a powerful Category 5 storm within 24 hours as it spun across the open Atlantic but has been downgraded to Category 3, although forecasters expect the storm to gain strength over the weekend and into next week.

“Confidence in the intensity forecast is low at the moment, although Lee is likely to remain a dangerous hurricane at least through next year.” [five] days,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

It’s still too early to know what its potential impacts “if any” might look like along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, though “dangerous surf and rip currents are expected” on Sunday and Monday and could “worsen” next week, it said. Meteorological Authority. Center announced.

Lee was about 400 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands as of Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

The storm is expected to pass north of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the northern Leeward Islands, according to meteorologists, but life-threatening wave and rip conditions resulting from the hurricane could affect the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the British and US Virgin Islands. Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and Bermuda.

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Lee and Margot could get mixed up in the Atlantic

This phenomenon, when two storms orbit each other and rotate in the same direction, is called the Fujihara effect. The National Weather Service describes it as “an intense dance around their common center.”

This could push them around the Atlantic Ocean and change their paths.

This phenomenon occurred with Hurricanes Hillary and Irwin in the eastern Pacific Ocean in 2017.

Alex Woodward9 September 2023 at 18:57

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Watch Lee’s strength from a Category 1 to Category 5 storm

I had the first Category 5 hurricane of the Atlantic season this year when it quickly grew to Category 1 status within 24 hours this week. There have been seven other Category 5 Atlantic storms since 2016, including one – Michael – that made landfall in the United States in 2018.

Within 24 hours, Hurricane Lee intensified from Category 1 at 80 mph to Category 5 with winds of 160 mph, making it likely the fastest intensifying Atlantic storm on record.

Lee has since weakened to a Cat 3 storm and is expected to maintain strength through the weekend.

Alex Woodward9 September 2023 at 18:04

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Lee is “holding strong” but “little change is expected” on Saturday

Hurricane Lee is “maintaining strength” as a recently downgraded Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlanta vicinity with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph with higher gusts, according to the latest advisories from the National Hurricane Center.

“Little change in strength is expected today, but a gradual recovery is expected on Sunday and Monday.” According to the consultation.

Alex Woodward9 September 2023 at 16:25

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I have had rare company during an already historic turbulent year

For the first time ever, Category 5 storms formed in every tropical ocean basin within a single year.

Lee, which has since been downgraded to Category 3 as it moves along the open Atlantic, accelerated from Category 1 strength to Category 5 this week.

“I think it’s reasonable to assume that abnormally warm ocean temperatures around the world made this more likely to happen,” University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy said. Tell Washington Post. “It gives everything a boost.”

Alex Woodward9 September 2023 at 15:35

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It is “too early” to draw U.S. influences, if any, but Lee could be strengthened as he moves across the open ocean

Hurricane Lee intensified into a Category 5 storm within 24 hours this week, but has been downgraded to Category 3 and is likely to lose strength over the course of the day as it experiences wind shear.

The National Hurricane Center continues to stress that it is still “too early” to know what impacts, if any, the storm could have along the East Coast of the United States, and the storm could gain strength as it continues to move with sustained winds at 115 mph as of Saturday morning.

Dangerous and life-threatening rip currents are affecting parts of the Leeward Islands, according to the NHC. These conditions are expected to affect parts of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and Bermuda over the weekend.

Alex Woodward9 September 2023 at 14:30

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Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 at 11:06

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Watch: Inside the eye of Hurricane Lee

Inside the eye of hurricane Lee

Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 at 10:07

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Lee gains elite status

Lee is expected to continue to strengthen, with wind speeds reaching 180 mph (290 km/h).

Only seven Atlantic hurricanes have had winds of that size since 1966, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

Among those disasters is Hurricane Dorian, which struck the northern Bahamas in 2019 as a Category 5 storm, hovering over the small islands for nearly two days.

Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 09:03

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Lee gains elite status

Lee is expected to continue to strengthen, with wind speeds reaching 180 mph (290 km/h).

Only seven Atlantic hurricanes have had winds of that size since 1966, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

Among those disasters is Hurricane Dorian, which struck the northern Bahamas in 2019 as a Category 5 storm, hovering over the small islands for nearly two days.

Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 05:05

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Watch: Inside the eye of Hurricane Lee

Inside the eye of hurricane Lee

Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 04:04

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