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Lorenzo racing toward the Azores

Posted: 11:45 PM, Sep 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-30 18:52:28-04

UPDATE 9/30/19 5 PM

Lorenzo remains a Cat 2 with winds of 105. Its headed to the Azores by mid-week and perhaps the British Isles by late week as a strong wind storm.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/30/19 5 AM

Lorenzo is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained wind of 105 mph gusting to 125. Lorenzo is weakening as it experiences stronger wind shear as it moves into colder water. Lorenzo will continue to move northeast and dissipate by the end of the week. Lorenzo could provide tropical storm force wind to the Azores, but shouldn't impact any other land areas.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/29/19 5 PM

Lorenzo continues to move over colder water. That and an increased southwesterly wind shear has weakened Lorenzo substantially. Lorenzo is a Cat. 3 storm with maximum sustained wind of 115 mph. Lorenzo will move north then northeast being steered by a trough from the west in the coming days. Lorenzo could provide tropical storm force wind to the Azores, but shouldn't impact any other land areas.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/28/19 11 PM

Lorenzo has now strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained wind of 160 mph gusting to 185. Thankfully this will move north then northeast over colder water. That plus increase wind shear will weaken the storm over the next few days.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/28/19 5 PM

Lorenzo strengthens a bit to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind of 130 mph gusting to 160. It will weaken due to wind shear as well as moving over colder Atlantic waters over the next few days. It is moving north at 10 mph and will turn to the NE over the next couple days.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/27/19 11PM

Lorenzo continues to weaken due to SW wind shear... winds are now down to 120 mph.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/27/19 5PM

Lorenzo has weakened to winds of 125 mph which makes it a cat. 3. It is turning to the north and eventually NE over the weekend. It will remain safely over the Atlantic.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/26/19 5 AM

Hurricane Lorenzo remains a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind at 145 mph with wind gusts up to 175. It is now moving to the NNW and will turn to the north and then northeast as a major hurricane this weekend and in to next week. Lorenzo will stay over open water eventually moving into colder Atlantic water which will slowly weaken the storm and could affect the Azores next week.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/26/19 5 PM

Hurricane Lorenzo remains a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind at 140 mph with wind gusts up to 1650. It is now moving to the NW and will continue that track for the next day or so before turning to the north and then northeast as a major hurricane this weekend and in to next week. Lorenzo will stay over open water eventually moving into colder Atlantic water which will slowly weaken the storm.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/26/19 11 AM

Hurricane Lorenzo is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind at 130 mph with wind gusts up to 160. Its moving WNW and will continue that track for the next day or so. Lorenzo will move to the north and then northeast as a major hurricane this weekend and in to next week. Thankfully this storm will stay over open water.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/25/19 11 AM

Hurricane Lorenzo continues to move quickly to the WNW at 17 mph and has maintained Category 1 strength. it is forcast to become a major hurricane in the next day or so and turn to the north and eventually to the northeast as we head to the weekend. The good news with Lorenzo is that even though it is forecast to be a large and powerful hurricane it will safely move over the open Atlantic and not pose a threat to the U.S.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/25/19 5 AM

Lorenzo is now a hurricane and is the 5th one of the season. The storm continues moving WNW at 17mph with winds of 80 mph and gusts to 100 mph. The storm is forecast to strengthen to a Major Hurricane on Thursday. The good news with Lorenzo is that even though it is forecast to be a large and powerful hurricane it will safely move over the open Atlantic and not pose a threat to the U.S.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/24/19 5 AM

Lorenzo continues to move quickly through the open Atlantic this morning. The storm is moving WNW at 16 mph with winds of 65 mph with gusts of 75 mph. It is forecast to become a hurricane as early as tomorrow and eventually a Major Hurricane, a Category 3, later this week. Thankfully this storm will not be an issue for the U.S.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/23/19 11 PM

Lorenzo will strengthen through the week and is forecast to become a major hurricane by this weekend.The storm is likely to stay well out into the Atlantic and not be an issue for the U.S, partially due to this quick development.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/23/19 11 AM

Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms in the Atlantic. Expected to strengthen to a hurricane later this week. Early indications are that it will not be an eventual threat to the U.S.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/23/19 5 AM

Tropical Depression #13 is moving away from the African Coast at 15 mph. This system is getting better organized and is likely to become Tropical Storm Lorenzo later today. The forecast track takes it northwest in the open Atlantic Friday into Saturday as a Category 2 Hurricane.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/22/19 11 PM

A new tropical depression has formed off the African coast several hundered miles SSE of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is moving quickly to the west at 16 mph and is expected to become tropical storm Lorenzo on Monday. It will continue to move west and northwest before turning to the northwest possibly becoming a hurricane sometime this week.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

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