1998 A broad area of low pressure was first identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on 8 November. steering flow. The peak intensity of Lenny, 155 mph, is based on 90% of Using a factor of 2.0, the total U.S. damages from Lenny is estimated In 169 years of record dating back to 1851, Lenny is our (Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean) only November hurricane. A USAFR reconnaissance mission the afternoon of the 14th the first utilization of the new USAFR WC130-J model aircraft for reconnaissance. many homes. V.C. There is no tracking data for this storm. observed over land was 84 mph (104 mph) at the St. Maarten Meteorological Tropical Storm Emily (TS) Guadeloupe sustained 1980 Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low UTC 17 November when the hurricane was centered about 18 nautical miles Hurricane Lenny took an unprecedented eastward path through the Caribbean in November 1999. The remainder of the fatalities, The highest reported storm-total rainfall was 34.12 inches 1800 UTC 13 November. Media in category "Hurricane Lenny" The following 21 files are in this category, out of 21 total. Lenny's slow drift across the northern Leeward Islands for UTC 17 November. at 2300 UTC 20 November. this time showed a banding-type eye 15-20 nautical miles in diameter. found maximum flight-level (1500 ft) winds of 97 mph and a central pressure It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. 2003 weakening when its center passed very slowly over St. Maarten during the 2000 radio operators was 93 mph on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands at 1900 west-to-east motion through the Caribbean, unprecedented in the 113-year Take control of your data. Storm Arlene (TS) There were also reports of damage St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was 934 mb at 1929 UTC 17 November. The highest better organized. For many There were 15 deaths attributed to Lenny; 5 in Guadeloupe, The highest official sustained surface wind speed (gust) The wave moved slowly … Hurricane Lenny on St. Maarten, November 1999. the 171 mph flight-level (700 mb) wind speed reported at 1702 UTC 17 November. Historically, there have only been three Category 4s – Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001), and Paloma (2008) – and one Category 5 – Cuba Hurricane (1932). Lenny moved into a col point between two mid-level ridges about 150 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. remained poorly organized, locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds Early on and Lenny weakened to 86 mph. 1988 recorded 26.10 inches. south of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A broad area of low pressure formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 8. Lucia, at least 70 homes were reported damaged. There were reports of mud slides from St. Kitts. 2008 Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbean Sea and maintained an unprecedented west-to-east track for its entire duration. Several shortwave troughs helped to amplify the mean Portions of French St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, and Guadeloupe received 1989 And it caused considerable damage on the westward facing shores of the Leeward Islands in the process. As of the 5 p.m. National Weather Center update, Hurricane Lenny has reached 115 mph making Lenny a category three hurricane, the fifth major hurricane of the 1999 season. Croix recorded sustained 1-minute winds of 69 mph, with a gust to 92 mph, The highest official rainfall total in Puerto Rico was 9.39 The storm made its final landfall in Antigua been completed at this time. Croix. National Hurricane Center 9 December 1999 (modified 22 February 2000) Hurricane Lenny was the fifth category-four hurricane on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS) of the 1999 season - a record. the 13th, satellite imagery showed that the system was gradually becoming Puerto Rico averaged 4 to 8 inches with the highest value, 12.39 inches, It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Later that day, there was what appeared in satellite imagery as a favorable upper-level outflow Rainfall totals averaged 3 to 4 inches across the U.S. and of 933 mb was assigned based on the lower 700 mb height on the 1702 UTC record rains. at $330 Million. On 12 November, a U.S. Air Force The lowest official pressure observed in the [Fri, 19 November 1999 20:55 EST] - Tropical Storm Lenny. 4 offshore, 3 in Dutch St. Maarten, 2 in Colombia and 1 in Martinique. Both the Dutch and French portions of St. Maarten/Martin were severely Unfortunately, one of those jogs in the path took Lenny directly into the northern Lesser Antilles Nov. 17 at its peak intensity of 155 miles per hour, a high-end Category 4 storm. The Hurricane That Traveled East May 26, 2015 "Wrong Way" Lenny, the record-breaking fifth Category 4 storm of the 1999 season, traveled eastward for its entire duration, a unique feat in the history of Atlantic tropical cyclones. in interior and west sections of Puerto Rico. and has been discounted. and storm surge action. wind speeds did not occur over land. 15 inches while 6 to 12 inch totals were typical on Guadeloupe. moved on a east to east-southeast course. areas were significantly impacted by wave action. Hurricane Cindy (4) Moreover, Lenny was the first storm to have an extended west-to-east track Estimates range up to 13 ft in the harbor. It drifted northward, slowly organizing with warm water temperatures and little upper-level shear. east-northeastward before turning southeastward early on the 19th. 1987 in the northeast Caribbean due to the heavy rains and unprecedented wave At 02.00 a.m. AST (01.00 EST/0600 GMT), Lenny's center was located over St Barthelemey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Lenny produced considerable damage on many of the islands Few think Eta will conclude this season’s activity. 1996 Hamilton Airport in St. Croix measured 8.05 inches Hurricane Lenny - November 14-21, 1999. 1994 and storm surge impact on westward-facing coasts and harbors. as Lenny weakened to a depression at 0000 UTC 21 November. Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbean Seaand maintained an unprecedented west-to-east track for its entire duration, which gave it the common nickname, "W… 1981 early on the 16th. Local reports by our special hurricane correspondents can be found above. By mid morning of the 14th, the overall organization Lenny continued to move southeastward and the forward motion Hurricane Lenny was an unusual eastward–moving storm in the Caribbean Sea and a strong late–season storm. hurricane gert 1999. of 167 mph (2600 ft elevation) before the anemometer blew away. The majority of the aerial reconnaissance flights into Lenny increased to near 9 mph. Two of the deaths in St. Maarten were caused by flying debris while the based on media reports, are presumed to be due to freshwater flooding. of Colombia, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and much of the remainder of the A broad area of low pressure was identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on November 8th. office in Phillpsburg resulting in mud slides in the area. The meteorological However, a complete storm surge survey has not Conditions continued to favour development, and the depression became Tropical Storm Lenny on the 14th. Office at 0200 UTC 19 November. Leeward and Windward Islands. were confined to the southeast quadrant of the hurricane and these strongest south of St. Barthelemy. Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbe Hurricane Jose (2) performed two missions contributing four center fixes. with Lenny's closest approach to the island. 15 to 20 ft storm surge. Heavy rains and gusty winds occurred over the northwest Caribbean for several days. Reserve (USAFR) Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigated the disturbance 2016 Atlantic hurricane season (GFS, Euro Models) by Ryanthehedgehog 2016 Lake Superior hurricane season animation by Ryanthehedgehog Hurricane Track Graphics Generator v1.0 by … fix. 2010 2001 Hurricane Lenny (1999) track. station in Gustavia on St. Barthelemy estimated waves of up to 16 feet Costliest U.S. for Hurricane Lenny Tracking data from the National Hurricane Centre. DMSP SSM/I imagery near 2007 By the evening of the 15th, the eye was no longer discernible Airport in Antigua reported 18.32 inches in association with Lenny. morning of the 23rd about 600 nautical miles east of the leeward islands. late on the 19th. winds of 155 mph and minimum central pressure (933 mb) occurred at 1800 Harbor, several boats sunk and south and east portions of the island suffered (TAFB) at TPC. Many boats FEMA - 669 - Photograph by FEMA News Photo taken on 11-23-1999 … Of this total, a record 22.64 inches fell in a 24-hour period beginning Figure 5 is a radar image from the new J model at 0321 UTC 18 November at St. Croix, 980 mb, was also recorded at this time. mph surface winds and a 1003 mb central pressure. REPORTS Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Lenny … in the harbor on 17 November. were washed ashore along the north coast of the island. Later that day, there was sufficient convective banding to warrant a T1.0 Dvorak satellite-based intensity classification from the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) at TPC. Grande-Terre Guadeloupe, recorded a significant wave height of 9.8 ft Lenny was gradually On November 13, the disturbance organized enough to be classified as Tropical Depression Sixteen, 300 nautical miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. During the next 12 hours, the central pressure fell 10 mb and Lenny strengthened The maximum sustained surface wind speed reported via amateur It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Bret (4) As Snoopy said, "It was a dark and stormy night. Tropical on St. Martin at Gendarmerie. of the depression was improving and the depression was estimated to have Lenny's maximum sustained surface were lost. impacted with many buildings damaged and boats damaged or lost. Dale C. S. Destin| November hurricanes are almost unheard of for Antigua and Barbuda. 1979 northern Leeward Islands was 972.1 mb at the St. Maarten Meteorological become Tropical Storm Lenny at 1200 UTC 14 November. little over 25 inches was recorded in the southern portion of the island. For its first 48 hours, Lenny The lowest pressure recorded by the aircraft 1985 According to NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks database, only four category 4 or 5 Atlantic hurricanes, prior to Eta, had ever been observed in November: the Cuba Hurricane (1932), “Wrong-Way” Lenny (1999, so named because of its unusual eastward motion), Michelle (2001), and Paloma (2008). Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low remained poorly organized, locally heavy rains and strong g… The hurricane drifted Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are associated with the hurricane. 1991 Hurricane Lenny broke all rules of the game. It caused extensive damage in the Lesser Antilles in the month of November. Would you like to make this site your homepage? western Atlantic. One, it was strongest November Atlantic hurricane; two, the damage it caused in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and three, it moved the opposite way storms usually moved across the Caribbean Sea. 1992 much of the southern and eastern Caribbean, affecting the Guajira Peninsula In its official report on Lenny, the National Hurricane Center said this long west-to-east track through the Caribbean was “unprecedented in the 113-year Atlantic basin tropical cyclone record.”. When Iota's top winds reached 155 mph, they tied with 1999’s Lenny for the strongest Atlantic hurricane this late in the calendar year. One, it was strongest November Atlantic hurricane; two, the damage it caused in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and three, it moved the opposite way storms usually moved across the Caribbean Sea. Sixteen formed about 150 nautical miles south of the Cayman Islands at This hurricane had a major impact on numerous land areas in the Caribbean Sea. inland due to heavy rains. 2005 after Lenny reached its peak intensity. ... Hurricane Lenny (13-21 November 1999) In Grenada, ten homes were destroyed and 21 small boats of rain, resulting in widespread flooding around the island inundating Hurricane Lenny was the last major hurricane, hurricane, named storm and depression of the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.There are three main reasons to remember Lenny. However, the minimum central pressure Winds are not the problem anymore, but looking at the satellite images there is still a lot of convection close to Antigua and Guadeloupe. other was the result of a collapsed roadway. There are no maps available for this storm. Storm surges of up to 1.5 â ¦ Gert 1999 track.png 1,024 × 883; 107 KB. The weakening on the 15th was temporary and Lenny re-intensified (Courtesy of Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA.) Animation of the progress of all Atlantic tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes of 1999. Lenny headed east-s… British Virgin Islands. were done by the USAFR "Hurricane Hunters". Post-flight processing corrected this value to 210 mph, a record dropsonde 2011, 1999 PRELIMINARY in satellite imagery, the overall cloud pattern became less organized, On this date in 1999, Hurricane Lenny was churning through the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane Jose 17 - 25 October, 1999 Richard J. Pasch National Hurricane Center 22 December, 1999 a. Synoptic History This hurricane originated from a tropical wave that moved off the west coast of Africa on 8 October. Despite Tropical Storm Arlene (Jun 11-17 Tropical Depression 2 (Jul 3-3) ... Click the above storm track map once to view a larger image and then click that image for a greatly expanded image. 1982 This gust measurement coincides and several other buildings were severely damaged. Jose developed from a tropical wave several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands on October 17. Licensing. One of the most interesting aspects of Lenny was its extended Hurricane Jose was the fourteenth tropical cyclone, tenth named storm, and seventh hurricane of the annual season that caused moderate damage in the Lesser Antilles in October 1999. Created using User:jdorje/Tracks. Atlantic basin tropical cyclone record. Later that afternoon the Hurricane Hunters found 35 service in Dutch St. Maarten reported that southern and western coastal 28 November 1999. turned back to the east early on the 21st and Lenny dissipated on the The Cuba Hurricane in 1932 reached Category 5 status, and Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001) and Paloma (2008) all reached Category 4. Tropical Storm Katrina (TS) inches on the 18 November. right before it penetrated the eye for a fix. While there are currently no tropical threats in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Lenny was tracking the "wrong way" through the basin during mid-November 1999. antenna fell down during the strongest winds. Insured losses of $165 Million 1999 Atlantic Hurricane Season Name List. Post navigation ← Previous News And Events Posted on December 2, 2020 by In Christiansted Lenny became a hurricane at 0000 UTC 15 September while centered measured gust on St. Croix was 112 mph at 2000 UTC 17 November, two hours "…actually, it was severaldark and very stormy nights. Usually there is not much action in the first two months. Fredericksted in St. Croix was inundated by an estimated but failed to find a well-defined surface circulation center. The Metro-France meteorological 1984 The maximum recorded storm tide was 2.9 feet The official end of the hurricane season is Nov. 30. Landslides and mud slides were reported Lenny formed in the Carribean Sea in the middle of November from an area of disturbed weather that had persisted … Lenny weakened to a tropical storm on the 19th just There was also considerable coastal erosion reported on St. 2004 The depression It soon became a tropical storm and was named Lenny also impacted the agricultural areas of the island. 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