hurricane sam: Hurricane Sam is small but mighty; still well offshore – Times of India

MIAMI: Hurricane Sam was a strong Category 4 storm within the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters mentioned late Sunday that it had peaked in depth.
Sam was centered well offshore from land, situated about 850 miles (1,365 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center mentioned in an advisory. It was touring northwest at 7 mph (11 kph).
Sam had most sustained winds of 145 mph (230 kph), making it a Category 4 hurricane. Forecasters mentioned there could be some fluctuations in its energy over the subsequent day or so, adopted by a gradual weakening.
The Miami-based hurricane middle mentioned Sam was a small tropical cyclone, with hurricane-force winds extending outward simply 30 miles (48 kilometers) from its middle.
No coastal watches or warnings had been in impact, nonetheless swells from Hurricane Sam may trigger harmful rip present situations off the coast of the Lesser Antilles early this week, officers mentioned.

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