Tropical Cyclone Sam: NHC Expected to Reach Hurricane Key Strength Over Weekend


Tropical Cyclone Sam is formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and is expected to be strengthened by Hurricane Sam by Friday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced Thursday.

Sam, the 18th named storm of the 2021 season, was upgraded to a tropical cyclone by the NHC early Thursday.Japan Meteorological Agency Said The system is located approximately 1,745 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

He added that the system moved west at about 16mph and was packed with maximum sustained winds of 50mph.

“It is predicted that it will be further strengthened in the next few days, and Sam will be a hurricane tomorrow and will approach the intensity of the major hurricanes by the end of the weekend,” he said. NHC Advisory..

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Sam’s movements are expected to continue westward for the next few days, after which the storm will gradually slow down.

Coastal surveillance and warnings are not currently in effect as it is currently unknown whether Sam poses a threat to the United States.

Models predict that the system will curve north from the east coast of the United States next week, reportIt’s too early to completely eliminate the storm as a potential threat.

According to the network, Sam could generate high waves and rip currents along the east coast of the United States more than a week from now, even if he stays offshore.

The NHC is the latest recommendation, Sam is currently the only active storm in the Atlantic, as Rose and Peter are vulnerable to tropical cyclones and may degenerate to further cyclones by Friday.

from NTD News

Lorenz Duchamps