Leslie (12L) Strengthens to Hurricane Status21.0N 64.4W
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).