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Hurricane Lee becomes a major hurricane

Hurricane Lee becomes a major hurricane Image ID 2307
Acquisition date 27-Sep-2017
Over head time 15:00:00
Satellite Sensor goes-east
Sensor Channel(s) 4

Hurricanes that reach Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) are known as major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage. Hurricane Lee, the fifth major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, tracks in a north-westerly direction about 485 miles east of Bermuda as a Category 3 storm (SSHWS) with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 100 knots (115.2 mph) and gusts of 120 knots (138.2 mph). Maria has regained hurricane status and moves north, north-eastwards as a Category 1 storm (SSHWS) with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 65 knots (74.9 mph) and gusts of 75 knots (86.4 mph) approximately 165 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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