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Hurricane Lee was a powerful storm in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The fourth hurricane of the 2023 season, Lee was a powerful Cape Verde storm that slammed the Northeastern United States and Canada. Formed on Sept. 5 from a tropical wave, Lee intensified to a category 5 storm on Sept. 7. Lee was the third fastest storm to intensify.
Lee made landfall on Sept. 13 in Eastern Canada, in regions such as Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Islands. The effects of the storm caused strong currents all along the east coast, and high winds in Maine.
Lee caused three direct deaths: one in Maine, one in Florida, and one in New Jersey.
For more information, see the National Hurricane Center.
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The two week time lapse shows the full journey and evolution of Hurricane Lee traversing the North Atlantic in September 2023.
Post Tropical Cyclone Lee nears landfall in Nova Scotia. Tropical storm conditions and coastal flooding are occurring across the shores of Maine and Atlantic Canada.
Hurricane Lee has begun impacting the northeastern US with rain and strong winds.
A high resolution view of Hurricane Lee in visible and infrared views.
Infrared (band I5) Visible (I1)
The sun rises on Hurricane Lee as it casts quite the shadow from New York City to Maine.
Dangerous tropical conditions are in store for New England and Southeast Canada as Lee continues its journey north.
Lee treks northbound parallel to the US east coast as tropical storm & hurricane watches go into effect for New England ahead of its arrival.
The trailing ends of Lee and Margot appear to reach out towards each other as both hurricanes continue to sail across the ocean.
Major Hurricane Lee churns in the western Atlantic. The storm is offshore, but dangerous surf and rip currents are affecting the southeastern US coast are are expected to move northward over the next few days.
Lee is still a major hurricane in the western Atlantic Ocean.
GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density
As Lee begins to slowly turn northward, the rising sun shows convection within the still-major hurricane.
Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)
Major Hurricane Lee weakened to a category 3 storm. The storm is well offshore of the northern Leeward Islands, but it is still causing dangerous surf and rip currents to the islands. These conditions are expected to move westward over the coming days.
Major Hurricane Lee continues to churn in the tropical Atlantic ocean.
The sun rises on a powerful, category five Hurricane Lee. While Lee is not expected to make landfall anytime soon, dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents are likely in the northern Leeward Islands as the hurricane moves to the Northwest.
Visible (band 2)
Over the course of 12 hours, Lee rapidly intensified from a category 1 to a category 4 storm. The impressive formation of its eye is shown in this sunrise-to-sunset imagery.
A strengthening Hurricane Lee and newly formed Tropical Depression Fourteen churn in the Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Lee has started to strengthen. The storm is expected to become a major hurricane in the next 24 hours.
As the sun sets and convection bubbles, Lee strengthens into a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Lee continues to strengthen in the open Atlantic.
Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened into Tropical Storm Lee.
Tropical Depression Thirteen forms in the tropical Atlantic.