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September 16, 2023

Tropical Disturbances Today

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Disturbance 1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee is no threat to our area, making landfall in Nova Scotia later today. Strong winds, coastal flooding, and heavy rains in New England and Atlantic Canada is already occurring. Lee is currently located about 160 miles SSE of Eastport, Maine moving north at 25 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 80 MPH.  Weakening is forecast tonight and Sunday.  

Disturbance 2. Tropical Depression Fifteen is no threat to our area but is expected to become a tropical storm this weekend and a hurricane by early next week. The system is currently located about 1070 miles ENE of the Lesser Antilles moving NNW at 14 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 35 MPH. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Disturbance 3. Tropical Storm Margot is no threat to our area while it continues a clockwise loop over the North-Central Atlantic. Margot is currently located about 660 miles WSW of the Azores moving SW at 7 MPH with 60 MPH maximum sustained winds. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Disturbance 4. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa by midweek. Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development of this system as it moves westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent and formation chance through 7 days...low...30 percent.

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