Hurricane Leslie and category 3 Michael stir in the Atlantic Ocean

September 7, 2012– MIAMI Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 3 storm, the first one of the Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane is not an immediate threat to land. Michael’s maximum speed sustained winds increased to 115 mph early Thursday. Michael is centered about 1,020 miles west-southwest of the Azores and is moving northeast near 7 mph. Meanwhile, Hurricane Leslie is drifting northward in the Atlantic and threatens Bermuda. Leslie’s maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph. Leslie is centered about 440 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving north near 1 mph. Swells from Leslie have been affecting the U.S. East Coast, as well as Bermuda, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents. –NY Daily
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4 Responses to Hurricane Leslie and category 3 Michael stir in the Atlantic Ocean

  1. Phyllis says:

    oh wow,I have been waiting on this one for years,my husbands name is Michael,oh the fun I am going to have with this one.


  2. Mike UK says:

    Watch out the UK as well if these combined systems veer NE along the Gulf Stream, as they often have in the past. Keep on the watch.


  3. Irene C says:

    Hurricane Leslie has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, but still need to keep an eye on it. The brunt of the storm should miss Bermuda, but the wave action might cause erosion.


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