Posted by: coastlinesproject | September 7, 2012

High surf will be a hazard on south and east facing piers in New England. Leslie stalls south of Bermuda. A meshugena idea erupts on Plum Island, Massachusetts.

LARGE SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY AT SOUTH AND EAST
FACING OCEAN BEACHES THIS WEEKEND AS HURRICANE LESLIE/S SWELL
FIELD ENTER THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND OCEAN WATERS. THESE LARGE
SWELLS WILL POSE A DANGER TO BEACH GOERS AS MOST BEACHES ARE
UNGUARDED THIS TIME OF SEASON. IN ADDITION LARGE BREAKING WAVES
WILL BECOME A HAZARD TO ANYONE VIEWING WAVES TOO CLOSE TO THE
OCEAN ON JETTIES...ROCKS OR PIERS.

A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS WITH A LOW RISK OF LOCALIZED
FLOODING IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AS AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT
INTERACTS WITH TROPICAL MOISTURE FROM LESLIE.

Hurricane Leslie stalls again south of Bermuda

Published: Friday, September 07, 2012, 7:07 AM     Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 7:07 AM

Hurricane Leslie has stalled again. At 8:00 a.m. AST the center of Leslie was located near latitude 26.7 north, longitude 62.0 west. Leslie has been nearly stationary during the past few hours, but the hurricane is expected to drift slowly toward the north or north-northwest later today, followed by a slightly faster motion toward the north tonight and Saturday.

hurricane-leslie-2012-09-07.jpgView full sizeNOAAHurricane Leslie, visible in the upper-center of this infrared satellite image, has stalled south of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph, 120 km/h, with higher gusts. Leslie is a Category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Little change in strength is expected in the next 24 hours, with some gradual strengthening possible Saturday and Saturday night. A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is currently approaching Leslie.

Leslie is a large tropical cyclone. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles, 55 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles, 295 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb, 29.09 inches.

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A tropical storm watch is in effect for:

  • Bermuda

Surf: Swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect Bermuda, the U.S. east coast from central Florida northward, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands for the next several days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office for more information.

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are possible on Bermuda by early Sunday.

Plum Island Massachusetts is a perfect example of where communities should be looking for ways to gradually incorporate their valuable barrier beaches into parks so the beaches can perform their function of acting as natural barriers to protect the mainland.  The town of Newbury has decided to do the opposite. Their  Conscom has just OK’d the sale of the last 5.5 acres of fragile dunes adjacent to the Plum Island Wildlife Refuge for development. This area is the source of sand protecting the rest of the barrier beach houses on Plum Island, several of which will probably not make it through this winter if not through this weekend’s high surf from Hurricane Leslie. This is one meshugena idea.

Read more in Beach wars, 10,000 Years on a barrier Beach. See Strawberry Hill tab at the top of this page.


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