Hurricane Lee making its Turn towards the North

NOAA NHC Forecast Track

Update: Hurricane Lee at 11am EDT was located near 26.4N  67.2W, moving NNW at 8 kts with max winds 100 knots (115 mph).  Significant wave heights currently to 13-14 meters (42-46 feet).  Hurricane force winds extend outward 100 nm to the NE and 60 nm to the SE.  50 knot (58 mph) winds extend out 130 nm to the NE and 90 nm to the SW.

Lee is now making its turn towards the north which will take the core of the system to the west of Bermuda Thursday and Thursday night. Lee will be moving over cooler sea temperatures which will weaken the system. The forecast track brings Lee close to southeastern New England before reaching Maine and Atlantic Canada later in the weekend.

Tropical storm conditions, heavy rainfall, and high surf are expected to impact Bermuda beginning early Thursday, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the island. There is an increasing risk of wind, coastal flooding, and rain impacts from Lee in portions of New England and Atlantic Canada beginning on Friday and continuing through the weekend.

Currently the risk for gale force winds (34 kt/39 mph) for Boston is about 20% and at Nantucket  and Cape Cod,about 40-50%.

Risk for winds at least 34 knots

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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