Hurricane Lee 9-11-2023

The 2023 Hurricane Season

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) [via Colorado Statue University (CSU) meterologist Philip Klotzbach] predicted that El Nino will peak to the middle of summer/hurricane season. Apparently this will negatively impact this year’s hurricane season. In their annual tweet CSU predicted a slightly below-normal hurricane season with 13 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes.

From the National Hurricane Center, the 2023 Atlantic tropical cyclone names are: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Whitney.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and as of June 1, there has been very little activity in the Gulf or the Atlantic.

Arlene

The day after I said there has been very little activity Tropical Storm Arlene formed June 2, 2023 at 1800 UTC about 265 miles west of Ft. Myers, Florida, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving south at 5 miles per hour.

Update 6/3/2023 at 2100 UTC

Tropical Storm Arlene weakened and disappated about 135 miles west-southwest of the Dry Tortugas with winds of 30 miles per hour moving south-southeast at 7 miles per hour.

Bret

Tropical Storm Bret formed June 19 at 2100 UTC about 1295 miles east of the southern Windward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 21 miles per hour.

Update 6/24/2023 at 2100 UTC

Tropical Storm Bret weakened and disappated about 160 miles west-northwest of northeren tip of Guajira Penensula Colombia with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 21 miles per hour.

Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy formed June 22 at 0300 UTC about 1110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Update 6/26/2023 at 0300 UTC

Tropical Storm weakenend and disappated about 375 miles north-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Don

Subtropical Storm Don formed July 14 at 0900 UTC about 1165 miles west-southwest of the Azores with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north at 6 miles per hour.

Update 7/22/2023 at 2100 UTC (First Hurricane)

Tropical Storm Don strengthened to the Hurricane Don about 480 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north at 12 miles per hour.

Update 7/23/2023 at 0900 UTC

Tropical Storm Don weakened overnight to a tropical storm about 350 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada, with winds of 65 miles per moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Update 7/24/2023 at 1500 UTC

Tropical Storm Don weakened and became post-tropical storm about 585 miles east of Capre Race, Newfoundland, Canada, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 20 miles per hour.

Emily

Tropical Storm Emily formed August 20 at 1500 UTC about 1000 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Update 8/21/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Tropical Storm Emily weakened and became a post-tropical storm about 1225 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

On August 20, there are 5 invests in the Atlantic basin!

Franklin

Tropical Storm Franklin formed August 20 at 2100 UTC about 270 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Update 8/23/2023 at 1200 UTC

Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall about 25 miles south-southwest of Barahona, Dominican Republic, with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north at 10 miles per hour.

Update 8/26/2023 at 1500 UTC (Second Hurricane)

Tropical Storm Franklin strengthened to Hurricane Franklin about 315 miles east-northeast of Grand Turk Island with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 7 miles per hour.

Update 9/1/2023 at 2100 UTC – last

Franklin has weakened to a post-tropical storm about 790 miles northeast of Bermuda with winds of 80 miles per hour moving northeast at 17 miles per hour.

Gert

Tropical Storm Gert formed August 21 at 0400 UTC about 485 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

Update 8/22/2023 at 1500 UTC

Tropical Storm Gert weakened and became a post-tropical storm about 230 miles east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands, with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 5 miles per hour.

Update 9/1/2023 at 0900 UTC

...GERT REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...

Gert resurected and strengthened to a Tropical Deperession about 635 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 35 miles per hour moving east at 8 miles per hour.

Update 9/1/2023 at 2100 UTC

Gert strengthened to a Tropical Storm about 695 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east-southeast of 5 miles per hour.

Update 9/4/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Gert weakened and dissapated about 950 northeast of Bermuda with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 29 miles per hour.

Harold

Tropical Storm Harold formed August 22 at 0600 UTC about 195 miles east-southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 18 miles per hour.

Update 8/22/2023 at 1500 UTC

Tropical Storm Harold makes landfall on Padre Island, Texas, about 35 miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

Update 8/22/2023 at 2100 UTC

Harold weakened to a depression about 15 miles east of Laredo, Texas, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

Update 8/23/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Harold continues to weaken about 155 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas, with winds of 25 miles per hour moving northwest at 24 miles per hour.

Idalia

Tropical Storm Idalia formed August 27 at 1515 UTC about 80 miles east-southeast of Cozumel Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east at 2 miles per hour.

Update 8/29/2023 at 0900 UTC (Third Hurricane)

Tropical Storm Idalia strengthened to Hurricane Idalia about 85 miles north of the western tip of Cuba with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north at 14 miles per hour.

Update 8/30/2023 at 1145 UTC

Category 3 Hurricane Idalia made landfall about 20 miles south of Perry, Florida, with winds of 125 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 18 miles per hour.

Update 8/30/2023 at 2100 UTC

Idalia weakened to Tropical Storm as it traveled over land about 40 miles west of Savannah, Georgia, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving northeast at 21 miles per hour.

Update 9/2/2023 at 2100 UTC – last

Idalia weakened to a Post-Tropical Cyclone a few days ago. Now it is about 125 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 60 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 7 miles per hour.

Jose

Tropical Storm Jose formed August 31 at 0900 UTC about 785 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north at 5 miles per hour.

Update 9/1/2023 at 0300 UTC – last

Tropical Storm Jose weakenend and was absorbed by Franklin about 1170 miles northeast of Bermuda with winds of 45 miles per hour moving northeast at 23 miles per hour.

Katia

Tropical Storm Katia formed September 2 at 0900 UTC about 580 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

Update 9/4/2023 at 0300 UTC

Katia weakens to Tropical Depression about 975 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.

Update 9/4/2023 at 2100 UTC – last

Katia weakens to Post-Tropical Cyclone about 1060 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving northwest at 2 miles per hour.

Lee

Tropical Storm Lee formed September 5 at 2100 UTC about 1315 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Update 9/6/2023 at 2100 UTC (Fourth Hurricane)

Tropical Storm Lee strengthened to Hurricane Lee about 1130 miles east of the northern Leeweard Islands with winds of 75 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Update 9/13/2023 at 2100 UTC

Lee slowly turning north towards Bermuda and Nova Scotia. Lee is about 380 miles south-southwest of Bermuda with winds of 105 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Update 9/16/2023 at 0900 UTC

Lee becomes post-tropical cyclone as it approaches Nova Scotia. Lee is about 220 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, with winds of 80 miles per hour moving north at 25 miles per hour.

Update 9/16/2023 at 2000

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee makes landfall about 50 miles east-southeast of Eastport, Maine, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north at 22 miles per hour.

Update 9/17/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Lee is about 135 miles west-northwest of Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving northeast at 22 miles per hour.

Margot

Tropical Storm Margot formed September 7 at 2100 UTC about 290 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.

Update 9/11/2023 at 2100 UTC (Fifth Hurricane)

Tropical Storm Margot strengthened to Hurricane Margot about 1265 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north at 12 miles per hour.

Update 9/15/2023 at 0900 UTC

Margot weakened to Tropical Storm about 645 miles west of the Azores with winds of 70 miles per hour moving east-southeast at 3 miles per hour.

Update 9/17/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Margot weakended to a Post-Tropical Cyclone about 885 miles west of the Azores with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

Nigel

Tropical Storm Nigel formed September 16 at 0300 UTC about 980 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Update 9/18/2023 at 0900 UTC (Sixth Hurricane)

Nigel strengthened to Hurricane Nigel about 935 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 80 miles per hour moving northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Update 9/22/2023 at 0900 UTC – last

Nigel weakened to a post-tropical cyclone about 640 miles north-northwest of the Azores with winds of 70 miles per hour moving northeast at 37 miles per hour.

Ophelia

Tropical Storm Ophelia formed September 22 at 1800 UTC about 150 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with winds of 60 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Update 9/23/2023 at 1020 UTC

Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in North Carolina. Ophelia is about 25 miles west-northwest of Cape Lookout, North Carolina with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

Update 9/24/2023 at 0000 UTC – last

Ophelia weakened to a Depression about 40 south-southwest of Richmond, Virginia, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving north at 9 miles per hour.

Philippe

Tropical Storm Philippe formed September 23 at 2100 UTC about 1045 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 14 miles per hour.

Update 10/6/2023 at 1500 UTC – last

Philippe finally weakened enough to become a post-tropical cyclone about 110 miles south of Bermuda with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Philippse is still predicted to cause flash flooding over New England this weekend (10/7-10/8).

Rina

Tropical Storm Rina formed September 28 at 1500 UTC about 1190 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Update 10/1/2023 at 2100 UTC – last

Rina weakened to a depression about 735 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Sean

Tropical Storm Sean formed October 11 at 0900 UTC about 725 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

Update 10/11/2023 at 0300 UTC

Sean weakened to a depression about 860 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

Update 10/12/2023 at 1500 UTC

Sean strengthened to Tropical Storm about 905 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Update 10/14/2023 at 1500 UTC

Sean weakened to a depression about 1255 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving northwest at 8 miles per hour.

Update 10/15/2023 at 0300 UTC – last

Sean degenerates into a remnant low about 905 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Tammy

Tropical Storm Tammy formed October 18 at 2100 UTC about 625 miles east of the Windward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 23 miles per hour.

Update 10/20/2023 at 1400 UTC (Seventh hurricane)

Tammy strengthened to a Hurricane about 90 miles northeast of Barbados with winds of 75 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 7 miles per hour.

Update 10/26/2023 at 0900 UTC

Tammy becomes post-tropical cyclone about 395 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 85 miles per hour moving north at 12 miles per hour.

Update 10/27/2023 at 1500 UTC

Tammy strengthened back to Tropical Storm about 215 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 3 miles per hour.

Update 10/29/2023 at 0900 UTC – last

Tammy weakened again to post-tropical cyclone about 670 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east at 18 miles per hour.

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