September 2010's Hurricane Julia was the only other hurricane on record to intensify to Category 4 status farther east in the Atlantic Ocean than Lorenzo. Lorenzo has also attained and contributed to some other significant statistics.
"That track may change, so we are keeping a close eye on it". Over the past 3 years, six storms attained that level of intensity. Ophelia in 2017 was only Cat 2.
Lorenzo is the northernmost and easternmost recorded Category 5 hurricane on record. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP provided infrared data on Lorenzo. The temperature will vary between 11 and 15 degrees, with a dry day expected. Rising sea levels also favor more destructive storm surge threats. "This isn't that unheard of, but still worth to note".
Hurricane Lorenzo became the second largest hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season behind Category 5 Hurricane Dorian overnight when the massive storm reached maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
The storm is now forecast to head toward the Azores, continuing to weaken along the way.
The forecaster published European Meteosat satellite video of Lorenzo in an updated commentary on the Storm on Monday. The Azores is a self-governing region of Portugal. The islands are a Portuguese territory, and home to 245,000 inhabitants. All of them are under a watch from Lorenzo.
Speaking on RTÉ's Six One News, she said: "It will be very high swells and very high seas by Wednesday, we won't be issuing any warnings before Wednesday, we're on hurricane watch".
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Hurricane Lorenzo is continuing its menacingly mystifying performance after a brief stint as a Category 5 hurricane.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kph) on Sunday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 962 mb (28.41 inches).
Hurricane Lorenzo has already brought on havoc, with flooding reported in components of the nation and excessive winds inflicting the Met Workplace to difficulty a Yellow warning for heavy rain over the following few days.
Met Éireann, the United Kingdom Met Office and the United States National Hurricane Center are holding daily conference discussions in relation to the storm.
In the Atlantic basin, most category 5 hurricanes develop in the Caribbean where the water is typically much warmer than that of the central Atlantic.
"A HIGH RISK of risky and life-threatening rip currents will be present at all east central FL beaches today due to long period swell from Hurricane Lorenzo", the Melbourne office said Monday.