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Leslie (12L) Strengthens to Hurricane Status

21.0N 64.4W

September 5th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Leslie (12L) – September 5th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Leslie (12L) - September 5th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 12L

As of 1:45 p.m. AST (1745 UTC) September 5, Hurricane Leslie (12L)  is located within 20 nautical miles of 25.8°N 62.5°W, about 465 mi (750 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 987 mbar (hPa; 29.15 InHg), and the system is moving north at 2 knots (2 mph, 4 km/h).
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center of Leslie. The hurricane force wind radius is not currently available, but probably extends outward about 10-20 nautical miles (11-23 miles or 18-37 kilometers).

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