Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Earth Science News .

Hurricane Michael weakens in Atlantic: forecasters
by Staff Writers
Miami (AFP) Sept 6, 2012

Hurricane Michael weakened on Thursday as it churned far from land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no expected threat to land, US forecasters said.

Michael had earlier swelled to become this year's first category three storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale.

It dropped to a category two hurricane with top winds gusting at 110 miles (177 kilometers) per hour, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

Michael was swirling about 945 miles west-southwest of the Azores as it moved north-northeastward at six miles per hour, the NHC said in its 2100 GMT.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, and the NHC said Michael would gradually weaken over the next 48 hours.

Hurricane Leslie, a category one storm cycling closer to North America, was stationary some 430 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, where the local weather service issued a tropical storm watch for the British overseas territory.

Its top winds were near 75 miles per hour, making Leslie a category one hurricane.

"No significant change in strength is anticipated tonight, but Leslie will likely begin to intensify on Friday," the NHC said.

It warned that swells generated by Leslie in Bermuda, the US East Coast from central Florida northward, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands "could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions."


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Leslie becomes a hurricane in Atlantic: US forecasters
Miami (AFP) Sept 5, 2012
US forecasters warned Wednesday that former tropical storm Leslie had swollen to become hurricane, the sixth of the Atlantic season. The National Hurricane Center said the storm, currently about 465 miles (750 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, had "strengthened into a hurricane" with sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. The British island territory of Bermuda, home to a ... read more

Japan slams brakes on $63 billion in spending

25 killed in ammunition depot blast in western Turkey: army

Two slightly injured in accident at French nuclear plant

Congo, China, sign 975m-euro deal to rebuild Brazzaville

Amazon takes on iPad with new Kindle Fire tablet

US judge OKs partial settlement in e-book case

Empire-style computers? Frenchman takes PCs to lap of luxury

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

Changes in water chemistry leave lake critters defenseless

EU mackerel sanctions urged for Iceland

Vietnam warns of water conflicts

Concern about plans to close unique Canadian environmental project

Glacial thinning has sharply accelerated at major South American icefields

Russia charges Greenpeace activists in polar bear protest

Russia's unique economic position in the Arctic

Major world interests at stake in Canada's vast Mackenzie River Basin

Wild bees: Champions for food security and protecting our biodiversity

US fruit giant Dole settles 38 pesticide complaints

Spinach power gets a big boost

Bees, fruits and money

Hurricane Michael weakens in Atlantic: forecasters

Floods kill 18 in Burkina Faso, leave 21,000 homeless

China quakes kill at least 80

Mount Fuji 'under more pressure than last eruption'

Nigeria trains more peacekeeping troops

Kenya readies Somali Kismayo attack

Rebel chief returns to Chad after surrender

Weapons destined for Mali held up in Guinea since July

Major advances in understanding the regulation and organization of the human genome

Yale team finds order amidst the chaos within the human genome

Benign malaria key driver of human evolution in Asia-Pacific

DNA of ancient human decoded

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement