Hurricane “Lee” intensified into a Category 5 storm, then weakened back to a Category 2 storm. The hurricane is expected to ramp up to Category 3 or 4, before weakening again as it moves north toward slightly cooler water.

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Forecast track of Hurricane “Lee”.

Currently, the forecast track of Lee takes the storm far enough north of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to spare them any catastrophic damage, but the islands could see gusty winds and heavy surf. At this time, the track is supposed to be west of Bermuda, though they could see a period of wind and showers.

It should also for the most part stay east of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. (it may get close enough for some stronger wind and rain in New England, particularly in coastal Maine). The storm is more likely to move into Nova Scotia, where some more significant wind and rain are likely.

Where different weather models track Hurricane Lee (map from WFLA)

Here’s the probability of tropical storm force winds ( 1 minute average wind of 39 mph or greater).

Here’s the Atlantic Ocean satellite picture. Lee is still far out to sea.time of arrival graphic
* The storm will be passing by the Virgin Islands, Northern Antilles and Puerto Rico on Friday and Saturday. The mid-point of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is September 10.

Here’s the Public Discussion and Forecast Advisory on the storm.[Spanish Key Messages]

Here’s the key points on Hurricane “Lee” in Spanish. Quite a few of our weather words come from the Spanish language (hurricane, tornado, derecho, El Nino, La Nina). We have the Garcia Method of forecasting snow. BTW, if you’re interested in weather in South America – check out the Metsul website.

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Track of Tropical Storm Jova

Jova intensified to a Category 5 hurricane well off the west coast of Mexico. It then diminished to a Tropical Storm and is becoming a tropical depression. It’s moving northwest and that motion will change to west or west-southwest. The storm has been and will continue to be no threat to land.

Tropical Storm “Yen Yeung” brushed eastern Japan as a minimal tropical storm. Nonetheless, it’ll bring windy and rainy conditions from Tuesday – late Wednesday. It brought windy and rainy conditions for a couple of days to the central part of the country.

September 10 is the middle of the Atlantic Hurricane Season