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NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Michael became the first Major Hurricane in 2012 in the Atlantic Hurricane Season Overnight!

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on September 6, 2012

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:  Hurricane Michael became the first Major Hurricane in 2012 in the Atlantic Hurricane Season Overnight!Hurricane Michael became the first major hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season overnight, centered this morning over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Azores. Maximum sustained winds are 115 mph, a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is expected today, but some weakening is possible tomorrow. Its northeast motion is forecast to become north and north-northwest during the next 48 hours. Michael is not a threat to land.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Leslie is creeping northward, centered this morning over the Atlantic Ocean about 440 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. Its slow drift toward the north or north-northwest is expected to continue through Friday Night. Maximum sustained winds are 75 mph, a Category One hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect Bermuda, the U.S. East Coast from Central Florida northward, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands for several more days.
Elsewhere, a low pressure system is located over the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Upper-level winds are expected to be marginal for development as the system moves slowly toward the south-southwest during the next couple of days. A USAF Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate it this afternoon, if necessary.

Get the latest on the tropics by visiting the NOAA NHC website at http://www.hurricanes.gov

Distributed by Viestly

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