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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sam has continued to intensify this morning and now has a complete ring of deep convection with cloud tops colder than -70 degrees C surrounding a mostly clear, small eye. Based on this data, the initial intensity has been increased to 105 kt for this advisory, making Sam a major hurricane. The cyclone remains compact, with hurricane-force winds extending only 20 n mi from the center.

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So far, most models have Sam curving out into the Atlantic, but there are a few outlier models that show it peeking at the northeast coast.

For now, I'm watching how the models trend over the next few days.

Ensemble Forecasts for AL18 (a.k.a., Sam)
www.weathernerds.org

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-25 12:55 PM | Reply

S? That's way into the alphabet.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-25 01:33 PM | Reply

That's way into the alphabet.

Still have Teresa, Victor and Wanda before they go Greek.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-25 01:44 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Still have Teresa, Victor and Wanda before they go Greek. ...

They don't use the Greek alphabet anymore.

There was too much confusion among the general public specifically, from what I have read, with Eta and Zeta. So if the named storms go past Wanda, they will go to the backup pool of names.

Hurricane Names from Greek Alphabet Are Dropped
www.scientificamerican.com

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-25 01:51 PM | Reply

There was too much confusion among the general public...

Even in the age of Google we have to cater to the terminally uneducated?

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-25 01:54 PM | Reply

@#1 ... For now, I'm watching how the models trend over the next few days. ...

One day's trending has Sam's path a bit more to the east, good news for Bermuda so far.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-26 11:35 AM | Reply

Cat 4 now.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-26 06:28 PM | Reply

@#4

Yeah, the water in that part of the Atlantic is like bath water. Lots of heat energy to feed the storm.

It's wound up tight, also...

earth.nullschool.net

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-27 03:31 PM | Reply

At least Sam won't be entering the Gulf where waters are much warmer. Also, he could very well veer away from the east coast altogether.

#9 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-27 03:36 PM | Reply

#4 - interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing, Lamplighter.

#10 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-27 06:46 PM | Reply

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