Hurricane Lorenzo

Check out this satellite loop of Hurricane Lorenzo! Hurricane Lorenzo is a STRONG Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The minimum central pressure, as of the September 26, 2019 11:00 PM advisory, is at 939 mb with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. Lorenzo is located at 17.6N, 41.5W, and this means that Lorenzo is not close to any land areas. In addition, it is rather unusual to have a hurricane of this intensity at this location with the only hurricane of recent memory to compare Lorenzo with is Hurricane Gabrielle of 1989! The official NHC forecast calls for Hurricane Lorenzo to maintain major hurricane status for the next 72 hours; however, an increase in shear as well as a slow decrease of sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) should begin to weaken the hurricane slowly. It should be noted that the NHC calls for the hurricane to maintain hurricane status for the next 120 hours, so Lorenzo will still be around for the next several days.

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