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By: wxchaser97 , 11:42 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Tropical storm Leslie is racing of to the Northeast at a fast 40mph. Currently Leslie has 70mph winds and a 968mb pressure. Leslie is most likely post-tropical right now as she is showing those characteristics. Newfoundland is already receiving rain and TS force winds as Leslie closes in. Leslie is very close, if not already, extra-tropical. There is a long front-like band extending from Leslie and no convection over the center. Waters are very cool in this region and Leslie is also being absorbed by a trough. Leslie will continue to race of to the northeast and most likely post-tropical today. There should be some tree damage and power outages but nothing severe in Newfoundland. The extra-tropical storm will race toward Greenland and Iceland and provide them with some rain and wind. We will be done with Leslie in the next day or so. Edit: It looks as if Leslie is coming ashore or about to come inland.
Michael is rapidly weakening and losing his tropical characteristics. Currently he has 65mph winds, 994mb pressure, and is moving N @ 18mph. He has no convection over the center and has a front-like tail as well. Environment conditions support more weakening and Michael should be gone in the next 24 hours. He and his remnants shouldn't be a threat to land.
Invest 91L has some struggles but overall is doing good. The environment for 91L is conducive for strengthening and I expect to see a hurricane out of this. Right now 91L has a well defined circulation but convection is limited. Once more convection forms over the center we will get a TD. The NHC has 91L at 90% but they said that it will most likely be TD14 at 11am. I think we will see TS Nadine over the next couple days and eventually a hurricane. For now it looks like 91L should stay out to sea with just a marine threat.
Have a great Tuesday and I'll have an update in the next day!
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