September 5th, 2012
02:35 PM ET

Hurricane Leslie forms in Atlantic, hurricane center says

A tropical storm has strengthened into Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Wednesday.

The slow-moving storm could affect Bermuda this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The Category 1 hurricane was churning Wednesday afternoon about 465 miles (750 kilometers) south-southeast of the British territory and moving north at 2 mph (4 kph), the hurricane center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).


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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Isaac to Leslie?
    What happened to "J" and "K"?

    September 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      According to the National Hurricane Center the only named storm currently in the Atlantic is Nadine.

      October 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joda

    Dude, storms are called cyclones in the Pacific, hurricanes in the Atlantic... facepalm

    September 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ Portland Tony, dont let the troll win! We know the difference and if you stop posting then the troll wins. I know its frustrating, its happened to me more times than i can count. Stay strong.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Joda

    Dude or Dudette storms are still called hurricanes in the East Pacific. West of the international dateline they are known as Typhoons. Fail even worse.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And Portland Tony Faker

    Storms become hurricanes at 74 mph sustained winds. Thank you veddy much.

    Real Tony
    Don't let them get to you man.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Portland Tony Troll
    Janet hit in 1955. And Lammar? It didn't exist. How we know your a troll.
    Now I will ask again.
    Isaac to Leslie?
    What happened to “J” and “K”?

    September 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    bobcat (iah)
    I guess Obama is the answer. What is the question?

    September 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Why is this question being asked here?

      September 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ Jeff Frank

      If you already know that Obama is the answer, then question is moot ?

      September 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    2 miles an hour?
    That *is* a slow moving hurricane...

    September 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      They were sayin that Bermuda is going to be on the east side of that storm. If that thing continues moving that slow, that is going to be one tore up island.

      September 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hey dazzle

    I wondered where you disappeared to. Hurricane Leslie is supposed to be sweeping to the east of Bermuda this weekend, which means Bermuda will be on the bad side of the storm. After that, they were showing it tracking up to New York and New England area. Bermuda being just the speck that it is won't slow it down much, but maybe the cooler waters will affect it. Time will tell.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I just got an update on the storm and it shows it tracking farther away from NY now.

    We fared well in my immediate area from Issac. I live on much higher ground now and away from any water sources. The winds got a little wild on us for awhile and the rain, OMG the rain. Quoting Forrest Gump, " It came from above, it blew in sideways and sometimes it even seemed to come up from underneath."

    The people south of Hwy. 90 are the ones that took the brunt of it over here, but those poor people over in Louisiana. My heart goes out to each and every one of them. In the southern parrishes, it's going to take a while for them.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • nitpicky nate

      If you live on higher ground you are closer to the clouds – a source of water.
      But that's okay, we knew what you meant. I just like being nitpicky.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    @bobcat(iah)-Those people deleted my post but I am reading the update. At least you fared well on higher ground and for that I am thankful.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    bobcat (iah):
    Glad to know you are OK.
    Sorry, I had no business posting that.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |