Last Updated on: 15th September 2023, 05:15 pm
1. Starting of Hurricane Lee and Tropical Storm Warning
As of this Friday morning,The Tropical Storm Warning Comes in When Hurricane Lee is looming just hours away from unleashing its fury upon the New England coastline, bringing with it formidable gusts of wind and the looming threat of coastal flooding. The relentless coverage of Hurricane Lee now centers here and bring Tropical Storm Warning.
Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued, casting a shadow of anticipation across New England as weather conditions are poised to take a turn for the worse later today, coinciding with Hurricane Lee’s imminent approach.
The city of Boston stands on the brink of confronting sustained tropical-storm-Warning winds overnight. Residents are grappling with the very real fear that the relentless gusts and torrential rain may snap tree branches and limbs, and potentially knock down power lines, plunging thousands into darkness.
In a proactive measure, the state of Maine has officially declared a State of Emergency. This move comes in response to the most substantial hurricane threat the state has faced in nearly 15 years, underscoring the gravity of the situation
2. Current location of Hurricane Lee
In the most recent advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Lee’s current position is approximately 170 miles west of Bermuda and about 590 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. As of this update, Hurricane Lee is moving northward at a speed of 14 mph, carrying maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. This categorizes it as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Given its proximity to Bermuda, a Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the island, with tropical storm Warning conditions already being observed in this British overseas territory.
The NHC emphasizes that although Hurricane Lee is in the process of weakening, it is still a “large and dangerous hurricane.” As it continues its northward trajectory, its potential impact remains a matter of significant concern. Please continue to stay informed and prepared as we closely monitor this evolving situation.
3. Path of Hurricane Lee for which Tropical Storm Warning has made.
Governor Janet Mills has provided a reassuring statement, letting us know that they are diligently tracking the storm’s path and working in coordination with federal and local partners to prepare for its arrival. She urges the people of Maine to exercise caution and take sensible precautions to ensure their safety as the storm approaches over the weekend.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that Hurricane Lee is in the process of weakening as it encounters a more turbulent environment, characterized by factors like wind shear, drier air, and cooler waters. However, it’s important to bear in mind that despite this weakening trend, Hurricane Lee is a massive storm, and the deceleration of its weakening process suggests that it will continue to grow in size as it moves northward.
The forecast indicates that Hurricane Lee is set to transition into an extratropical system, meaning it will no longer rely on warm waters for its energy. This transition implies that, for the millions of residents living along the New England coast, spanning from Connecticut to Maine, the potential impacts may resemble those of a typical nor’easter during the winter, rather than a classic landfalling hurricane.
Coastal regions from Massachusetts to Maine should be on alert for an increased risk of tropical storm Warning winds, which are winds exceeding 39 mph. Moreover, substantial waves, towering between 10-20 feet, are expected to relentlessly pound the shoreline, bringing with them the potential for beach erosion and coastal flooding. Stay informed and stay safe as we closely monitor this evolving situation.
4. Impact of Hurricane lee on New England
Considering the hurricane’s current trajectory, it appears that Maine and regions in Canada are in line to experience the brunt of the storm’s impact. However, due to the sheer size of the storm, its effects will be felt across a wide area extending hundreds of miles from its center.
Communities along the coastal stretch from Florida to Maine have already begun to feel the effects of the hurricane, primarily in the form of turbulent seas. Tragically, in Florida, the Fernandina Beach Police Department reported a distressing incident where a swimmer was caught in treacherous currents and tragically did not resurface. This unfortunate event occurred even though the heart of the hurricane was more than 700 miles away, highlighting the unpredictability and reach of dangerous rip currents along the Northeast Florida coastline.
Hurricane Lee is gearing up to unleash its force upon New England’s coastal areas, bringing with it the potential for strong, and possibly damaging, wind gusts, massive waves, and heavy rainfall starting this Friday.
Our FOX Forecast Center indicates that Lee’s expansive wind field is expected to span approximately 560 miles, signifying that its impact will extend far and wide across New England.
In the Boston Area and Worcester, expect winds to whip between 30 to 40 mph, creating blustery conditions. In northeastern Connecticut, a similar scenario is likely.
If you’re on the South Shore of Massachusetts, brace yourself for slightly stronger winds, possibly reaching speeds of 40 to 50 mph by Saturday morning.
Along Cape Cod, from Barnstable to Provincetown, anticipate strong wind gusts as well.
Further north in Maine, coastal areas including Rockland might experience even more intense winds, with gusts potentially ranging from 50 to 60 mph. Stay prepared and stay safe as we keep a close eye on Hurricane Lee’s developments.