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Wednesday Afternoon Update

Lee forecast to become major hurricane
Lee formed yesterday well east of the lesser antilles. Satellite shows good banding and growing convection and Lee should be a hurricane by this evening.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.1N 45.5W
ABOUT 1200 MI...1930 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 INCHES

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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee is forecast to move north of the Leewards and stay east of the Bahamas. In the longer range it is forecast between Bermuda the the US east coast then near Nova Scotia in about 10 days. Keep in mind that the track will change and long range forecasts are for general guidance.
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Thursday Afternoon Update

Lee rapidly deepening
Satellite imagery shows convection around the eye expanding. Pressure is dropping and significant strengthening will continue.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.4N 50.0W
ABOUT 870 MI...1405 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES

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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will move WNW taking it north of the Leewards and staying east of the Bahamas over the next several days. High surf will been seen of the north shores of the Caribbean and eastern shores of the Bahamas.
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Friday Afternoon Update

Lee rapidly deepening
Lee was a category 5 hurricane overnight at 165 mph as it went through a rapid deepening cycle. It is now back to category 4 as that cycle has passed.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 54.5W
ABOUT 565 MI...910 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...155 MPH...250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB...27.82 INCHES

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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will move WNW taking it north of the Leewards and staying east of the Bahamas over the next several days. High surf will been seen of the north shores of the Caribbean and eastern shores of the Bahamas. Early next week high surf will be arriving on the SE and Mid-Atlanic coasts.
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Saturday Morning Update

Lee temporarily weakens
Lee has been battling wind shear over the past 24 hours. This has caused significant weakening. Restrengthening is forecast sometime during the next 24 hours.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.7N 57.4W
ABOUT 385 MI...620 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES

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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee continues to move to the north of the Leeward Islands. The core of the hurricane will be missed, by some bands are likely to affect the region. Lee continues to be forecast to the east of the Bahamas and well east of the SE US coast. Early next week high surf will be arriving on the SE and Mid-Atlanic coasts. Forecast tracks also take Lee west of Bermuda, but some effects are expected. The Northeast US and Atlantic SE Canada also need to monitor Lee for effects later next week.
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Tuesday Evening Update

Lee growing
Air force reconnaissance has indicated that the wind field of Lee is expanding. Because of this, Bermuda will likely see tropical storm conditions Thursday into Thursday night.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...24.7N 66.4W
ABOUT 535 MI...860 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.94 INCHES

Tropicast: Visible satellite Sunday
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Tropicast: Visible satellite Monday
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Tropicast: Visible satellite Tuesday
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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will continue northward and make landfall possibly from Downeast Maine to the western half of Nova Scotia on Saturday. The effects to the US Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts will be high surf causing dangerous riptides and beach erosion. In addition to this, the Northeast US coast to Nova Scotia will see gusty winds and heavy rainfall especially over Downeast Maine to Nova Scotia.
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Wednesday Night Update

Lee slowly weakens
Satellite imagery tonight shows that the eye wall is open to the west. The deepest convection is to the north.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.6N 67.7W
ABOUT 370 MI...595 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 950 MI...1530 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...951 MB...28.08 INCHES

Tropicast: Visible satellite Wednesday afternoon
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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will continue northward and make landfall possibly from Downeast Maine to the western half of Nova Scotia on Saturday. The effects to the US Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts will be high surf causing dangerous riptides and beach erosion. In addition to this, the Northeast US coast to Nova Scotia will see gusty winds and heavy rainfall especially over Downeast Maine to Nova Scotia. Eastern Massachusetts will also see gusty winds, rain squalls Friday night into the first half of Saturday.
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Thursday Afternoon Update

Lee's rainbands SW of Bermuda
Satellite imagery shows that cloud tops are warming indicating some weakening. The first of the approaching rainbands are to the SW of Bermuda and squalls will increase into Thursday night.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.4N 68.3W
ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 750 MI...1210 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES

Tropicast: Visible satellite Wednesday afternoon
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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will pass well to the west of Bermuda tonight. Rainbands and tropical storm force winds can be expected. Friday night into Saturday morning Cape Cod will also see some gusty winds, rainbands and storm surge from 1-4 feet. Lee is forecast to make landfall on the western tip of Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon with effects continuing into Sunday.
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Rainband from Lee approaching Bermuda 1:25 pm edt



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Friday Afternoon Update

Lee starting to lose tropical characteristics
Satellite imagery shows that Lee is losing deep convection around the center of circulation. Lee should become extratropical before landfall tomorrow evening.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...37.0N 66.8W
ABOUT 340 MI...635 KM SSE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
ABOUT 580 MI...930 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 INCHES

Tropicast: Visible satellite Wednesday afternoon
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Tropical Weather Forecast:
Lee will pass well east of Cape Cod Friday night into Saturday morning. Gusty winds, rainbands and storm surge from 1-4 feet will be seen on the Cape. Lee is forecast to make landfall on the western tip of Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon with effects continuing into Sunday.
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Saturday Morning Update

Lee is extratropical
Lee will be making landfall shortly on the western tip of Nova Scotia. Landfall time is not as important with an extratropical cyclone as the wind field spreads. The strongest winds are no longer found around the center, but spread farther away.

The Weather Situation
SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...42.7N 66.2W
ABOUT 160 MI...355 KM SSE OF EASTPORT MAINE
ABOUT 185 MI...365 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 355 DEGREES AT 25 MPH...41 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 INCHES

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Lee is post tropical.

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