9/27 Morning Update

Hurricane Lee is currently located at 30.2N 56.3W, 520 miles ESE of Bermuda and 1750 W of the Azores, moving WNW at 9 MPH. Max sustained winds are 110 MPH. He’ll make a NW turn today and a N turn tomorrow. There is a good chance that he strengthens to a major hurricane today before he begins weakening tomorrow. He’s undergone an eye-wall replacement cycle, with the new eye being much larger, about 30 miles across. Expect him to dissipate in about 3 days. Lucky for us, he stayed over water the entire time and was never a threat to land.

Tropical Storm Maria, currently located at 35.4N 72.8W, 150 miles E of Cape Hatteras, NC, currently has max sustained winds of 70 MPH and is moving N at 5 MPH. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Hatteras, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border; Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. She should take a NNE turn later today, followed by an acceleration towards ENE Thursday. She will slowly pull away from the NC coast today or tonight, and head out to sea, dissipating over the next five days.

There are no Pacific storms to report at present.

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