- Monstrous Hurricane Sam, which has already reached Category 4, continues to strengthen as it heads northwest over the waters of the Atlantic.
- Meteorologists state that the system has intensified and that this afternoon Sam was already registering fierce winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km / h).
- The NHC reported on the likelihood of “fluctuations in Sam’s intensity in the coming days”.
Meteorologists stated that the system has intensified and this afternoon Sam was already registering fierce winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km / h), which makes it a category 4 hurricane, out of the five categories in total that the Saffir scale has. -Simpson.
Monstrous Hurricane Sam continues to strengthen in the Atlantic
“Hurricane Warning #Sam 17: Small but fierce Sam gets a little stronger,” NHC experts reported in their latest report published in the official Twitter account of the agency.
In addition, the NHC reported on the probability that there will be “fluctuations in the intensity of Sam in the coming days” to later produce a “slow weakening” of the system.
Where is Sam and where is he going?
By nightfall, Sam was about 880 miles (1,415 km) north of the Leeward Islands and was moving at a speed of 7 miles per hour (11 km / h). Offshore, it still does not represent a problem for populated communities.
The NHC indicated that Sam could generate swells, with dangerous surf and currents, which will reach the Lesser Antilles these first days of the week. In addition to that warning, they have not issued any other type of notice.
Category 4 hurricane
Sam is the seventh hurricane of the 2021 season in the Atlantic, but its strength led to it becoming a major hurricane. Only Grace, Ida, Larry, and Sam have achieved this rating of 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
It is a small system, but very powerful. In their latest report, experts indicated that it has hurricane-force winds that extend up to 30 miles (45 km) from its center and tropical storm winds that extend up to 105 miles (165 km), EFE reported.
It begins to weaken
Despite its strength, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center predict that Sam will slowly weaken from Monday as he adjusts his course to the northwest.
The experts have not been wrong: this has been a more active hurricane season than normal. So far, seven hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic: Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida, Larry, Nicholas and Sam.
Three new threats in the Atlantic
This Sunday night, the NHC also reported on three new threats in the Atlantic that they are monitoring to provide people with timely information. “The Atlantic is warming with 3 disturbances to watch (in addition to #Sam),” they wrote.
“The remnants of #Peter are SE Bermuda with a medium probability of reforming, and 2 systems in the deep tropics are likely to become depressions by mid to late week,” the agency added.
The names on the list are exhausted
Just as experts had predicted, the 2021 hurricane season in the Atlantic has been bumpy. So after “Sam”, there aren’t many names left on the list.
The following names would still remain to be used: Teresa, Victor and Wanda. If the forecasts are met, these three names will also be crossed out, so they will have to use a complementary list approved by the World Meteorological Organization to replace the customary Greek alphabet, a measure that was implemented after the record 2020 season, he recalled USA Today. Monstrous Hurricane Sam continues to strengthen in the Atlantic.
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