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Hurricane Lee weakens to a tropical storm

Hurricane Lee exploded into a powerful Category 5 storm within 24 hours as it swirled across Atlanta’s open ocean, but has been downgraded to Category 3, though forecast forecasts may 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, 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 magnitude since 1966, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

Among those disasters was 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 magnitude since 1966, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

Among those disasters was 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

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Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 04:04

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Hurricane Lee moves through the Caribbean as forecasters warn it’s ‘too early to tell’ its impact on the US next week

“We’re going to see 10- to 15-foot waves, so we don’t want anyone on the beaches.”

Graeme MasseySeptember 9, 2023 01:01

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Ocean warnings

It will spread to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and Bermuda over the weekend.

“We’re going to see waves between 10 and 15 feet (3 to 5 meters), so we don’t want anyone on the beaches,” said Ernesto Morales of the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The National Hurricane Center said that dangerous waves and rip currents were expected across much of the East Coast of the United States starting Sunday. (AP)

Louise BoyleSeptember 9, 2023 00:03

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Will Hurricane Lee reach New York?

Some forecast models suggest Hurricane Lee could graze the East Coast of the United States — but the jury is still out.

“Regardless, dangerous surf and rip currents are expected along much of the U.S. East Coast beginning Sunday,” the National Hurricane Center warned.

Louise Boyle8 September 2023 at 23:02

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