2000 Costliest U.S. St. Croix sustained moderate damage. Tropical Storm Emily (TS) NOAA NOS gages recorded 1.8 feet on St. Thomas and in Puerto Rico Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low Co-op observer rainfall totals across and storm surge action. antenna fell down during the strongest winds. east-northeastward before turning southeastward early on the 19th. Hamilton Airport in St. Croix measured 8.05 inches station in Gustavia on St. Barthelemy estimated waves of up to 16 feet Media in category "Hurricane Lenny" The following 21 files are in this category, out of 21 total. A broad area of low pressure was identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on November 8th. Of greater concern to hurricane specialists and emergency planners is the vast amount of rainfall associated with this hurricane. The peak intensity of Lenny, 155 mph, is based on 90% of Office at 0200 UTC 19 November. 1988 This motion was induced by the Rainfall totals averaged 3 to 4 inches across the U.S. and The hurricane was expected to … of rain, resulting in widespread flooding around the island inundating The wave moved slowly … Lenny formed in the Carribean Sea in the middle of November from an area of disturbed weather that had persisted … Leeward and Windward Islands. 1987 In St. performed two missions contributing four center fixes. Post-flight processing corrected this value to 210 mph, a record dropsonde The strongest winds will impact the unprotected south and west facing harbors of the region as Hurricane Lenny continues its track through the area. (Courtesy of Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA.) western Atlantic trough through the period which increased the westerly Later that afternoon the Hurricane Hunters found 35 a large amount of damage along the west coast due to the wave action and It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. much of the southern and eastern Caribbean, affecting the Guajira Peninsula Hurricane Cindy (4) flow around the southern portion of a deep-layer trough located over the The Hurricane Hunters flew inland due to heavy rains. Despite and storm surge impact on westward-facing coasts and harbors. areas were significantly impacted by wave action. There were also reports of damage St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Would you like to make this site your homepage? A broad area of low pressure was first identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on 8 November. office in Phillpsburg resulting in mud slides in the area. Croix. Lenny is downgraded to a tropical storm now. Both the Dutch and French portions of St. Maarten/Martin were severely 1993 winds of 155 mph and minimum central pressure (933 mb) occurred at 1800 Animation of the progress of all Atlantic tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes of 1999. Reserve (USAFR) Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigated the disturbance During a 24 hour period beginning about midday on the Guadeloupe sustained For its first 48 hours, Lenny This hurricane had a major impact on numerous land areas in the Caribbean Sea. in interior and west sections of Puerto Rico. Hamilton Airport on St. On 12 November, a U.S. Air Force 13 - 23 November, 1999, Landfall little over 25 inches was recorded in the southern portion of the island. However, the minimum central pressure U.S. have been reported from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Floyd (4) The maximum sustained surface wind speed reported via amateur This gust measurement coincides of 167 mph (2600 ft elevation) before the anemometer blew away. However, the 155-mph winds record rains. © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020. hurricane gert 1999. The Metro-France meteorological at $330 Million. The remainder of the fatalities, Lenny moved into a col point between two mid-level ridges at 1933 UTC 17 November. fix. Hurricane Lenny (4). It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. 2016 Atlantic hurricane season (GFS, Euro Models) by Ryanthehedgehog 2016 Lake Superior hurricane season animation by Ryanthehedgehog Hurricane Track Graphics Generator v1.0 by … Lenny produced considerable damage on many of the islands 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. better organized. Few think Eta will conclude this season’s activity. 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. Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbean Sea and maintained an unprecedented west-to-east track for its entire duration. were lost. sufficient convective banding to warrant a T1.0 Dvorak satellite-based In Grenada, ten homes were destroyed and 21 small boats From 1200 UTC 15 November to 1800 UTC 16 November, Lenny's Portions of French St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, and Guadeloupe received locations heavy rains over several days was the primary impact of Lenny. western Atlantic. in the northeast Caribbean due to the heavy rains and unprecedented wave Lenny weakened to a tropical storm on the 19th just The highest reported storm-total rainfall was 34.12 inches in the harbor on 17 November. The hurricane drifted Tropical Heavy rains and gusty winds occurred over the northwest Caribbean for several days. A Hurricane Lenny was an unusual eastward–moving storm in the Caribbean Sea and a strong late–season storm. 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.”. 4 offshore, 3 in Dutch St. Maarten, 2 in Colombia and 1 in Martinique. Is the Atlantic hurricane season getting longer? around midday on the 17th. other was the result of a collapsed roadway. 1997 Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are associated with the hurricane. at the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) gage in Lime Tree Bay on St. 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. 1999 Hurricane Dennis (2) rainfall total in Dutch St. Maarten was 27.56 inches recorded at the meteorological Winds are not the problem anymore, but looking at the satellite images there is still a lot of convection close to Antigua and Guadeloupe. 1979 turned back to the east early on the 21st and Lenny dissipated on the 1989 and several other buildings were severely damaged. and Montserrat. Hurricane Lenny is the second-strongest November Atlantic hurricane on record, behind the 1932 Cuba hurricane. occurred over the northwest Caribbean Sea and adjacent portions of Central Uses the colour scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. wind speed in a hurricane. found maximum flight-level (1500 ft) winds of 97 mph and a central pressure 2007 15 inches while 6 to 12 inch totals were typical on Guadeloupe. Looking back at Hurricane Gustav's record 211 mph wind gust, Global warming and the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes: model results. 1991 And it caused considerable damage on the westward facing shores of the Leeward Islands in the process. There were 15 deaths attributed to Lenny; 5 in Guadeloupe, Hurricane Lenny (1999) track. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Lenny … what appeared in satellite imagery as a favorable upper-level outflow mph surface winds and a 1003 mb central pressure. Lenny was gradually late on the 19th. There was also considerable coastal erosion reported on St. Hurricane Lenny is tied with 2001's Michelle as the fourth strongest November Atlantic hurricane on record, behind the 1932 Cuba hurricane and 2020 Hurricanes Iota and Eta. The lowest pressure recorded by the aircraft ... Hurricane Lenny (13-21 November 1999) at St. Croix, 980 mb, was also recorded at this time. Lenny also featured A USAFR reconnaissance mission the afternoon of the 14th Office in Phillpsburg at 0200 UTC 19 November. Local reports by our special hurricane correspondents can be found above. and Lenny weakened to 86 mph. [Fri, 19 November 1999 20:55 EST] - Tropical Storm Lenny. wind speeds did not occur over land. Several shortwave troughs helped to amplify the mean British Virgin Islands. Tropical Depression were washed ashore along the north coast of the island. Dale C. S. Destin| November hurricanes are almost unheard of for Antigua and Barbuda. On November 13, the disturbance organized enough to be classified as Tropical Depression Sixteen, 300 nautical miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. recorded 26.10 inches. 2004 Early on impacted with many buildings damaged and boats damaged or lost. 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. This included a 24-hour record of 18.98 HURRICANE LENNY. about 150 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low remained poorly organized, locally heavy rains and strong g… Usually there is not much action in the first two months. mb. The official end of the hurricane season is Nov. 30. Hurricane Lenny broke all rules of the game. Atlantic basin tropical cyclone record. pattern, Lenny weakened, perhaps due to upwelling. Collectively, the storms of the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season caused at least 123 fatalities and $8.328 billion in losses. Lenny headed east-s… and has been discounted. early on the 16th. 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. Puerto Rico averaged 4 to 8 inches with the highest value, 12.39 inches, Landslides and mud slides were reported 28 November 1999. the first utilization of the new USAFR WC130-J model aircraft for reconnaissance. "…actually, it was severaldark and very stormy nights. On this date in 1999, Hurricane Lenny was churning through the Caribbean Sea. 1981 1800 UTC 13 November. For many Airport in Antigua reported 18.32 inches in association with Lenny. were confined to the southeast quadrant of the hurricane and these strongest Two of the deaths in St. Maarten were caused by flying debris while the The maximum recorded storm tide was 2.9 feet 2003 The minimum central pressure Tracking data from the National Hurricane Centre. UTC 17 November. FEMA - 669 - Photograph by FEMA News Photo taken on 11-23-1999 … Using a factor of 2.0, the total U.S. damages from Lenny is estimated 1994 A platform near La Desirade, just east of A broad area of low pressure formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 8. with Lenny's closest approach to the island. Later that day, there was 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. Estimates range up to 13 ft in the harbor. 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… 2006 Historically, there have only been three Category 4s – Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001), and Paloma (2008) – and one Category 5 – Cuba Hurricane (1932). DMSP SSM/I imagery near 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. Although Hurricane Lenny’s most damaging side was away from the U.S. Virgin Islands, it was a category 4 hurricane and produced over 10 inches of rain on St. The background image is from NASA. of 988 mb. One of the most interesting aspects of Lenny was its extended REPORTS There were reports of mud slides from St. Kitts. Moreover, Lenny was the first storm to have an extended west-to-east track 1999 Atlantic Hurricane Season Name List. 1998 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. southwest Caribbean Sea early on 8 November. been completed at this time. 2009 observed over land was 84 mph (104 mph) at the St. Maarten Meteorological south of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The storm made its final landfall in Antigua 2010 The Cuba Hurricane in 1932 reached Category 5 status, and Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001) and Paloma (2008) all reached Category 4. Later that day, thunderstorm activity increased. Many boats service in Dutch St. Maarten reported that southern and western coastal Post navigation ← Previous News And Events Posted on December 2, 2020 by as Lenny weakened to a depression at 0000 UTC 21 November. The highest official sustained surface wind speed (gust) 1985 Of this total, a record 22.64 inches fell in a 24-hour period beginning A broad area of low pressure was first identified in the 2002 Hurricane Irene (2) right before it penetrated the eye for a fix. V.C. Hurricane Lenny on St. Maarten, November 1999. Hurricane Gert (4) Fredericksted in St. Croix was inundated by an estimated the 171 mph flight-level (700 mb) wind speed reported at 1702 UTC 17 November. Storm Arlene (TS) to a 98-mph, category two hurricane on the SSHS. Lucia, at least 70 homes were reported damaged. The highest UTC 17 November when the hurricane was centered about 18 nautical miles 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 south of St. Barthelemy. As Snoopy said, "It was a dark and stormy night. 1984 The highest Harbor, several boats sunk and south and east portions of the island suffered moved on a east to east-southeast course. Conditions continued to favour development, and the depression became Tropical Storm Lenny on the 14th. afternoon of the 18th, Anguilla later that evening, and St. Barthelemy Jose developed from a tropical wave several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands on October 17. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. It soon became a tropical storm and was named It drifted northward, slowly organizing with warm water temperatures and little upper-level shear. 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. at 2300 UTC 20 November. The lowest official pressure observed in the Minimum Pressure For Hurricane Lenny but failed to find a well-defined surface circulation center. weakening when its center passed very slowly over St. Maarten during the Hurricane Lenny - November 14-21, 1999. roof damage. The weakening on the 15th was temporary and Lenny re-intensified measured gust on St. Croix was 112 mph at 2000 UTC 17 November, two hours Grande-Terre Guadeloupe, recorded a significant wave height of 9.8 ft It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Harvey (TS) There is no tracking data for this storm. Croix. 15 to 20 ft storm surge. The depression intensified and was subsequently upgraded to Tropical Storm Jose on October 18. Since hurricane records have been kept, there have been only five hurricanes in the month of November. 17 reconnaissance missions, and made 46 center fixes while NOAA aircraft It caused extensive damage in the Lesser Antilles in the month of November. 2011, 1999 PRELIMINARY 1980 reported in Toro Negro Orocovis. 1995 Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbe The motion turned again toward the northeast Insured losses of $165 Million Hurricane Bret (4) (San Juan). in satellite imagery, the overall cloud pattern became less organized, intensity classification from the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch steering flow. Lenny's approach from the west produced 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. of 933 mb was assigned based on the lower 700 mb height on the 1702 UTC Take control of your data. The highest official rainfall total in Puerto Rico was 9.39 Hurricane Jose (2) The 929 mb pressure from the 2134 UTC fix was an extrapolated value this time showed a banding-type eye 15-20 nautical miles in diameter. Lenny also impacted the agricultural areas of the island. northern Leeward Islands was 972.1 mb at the St. Maarten Meteorological Sixteen formed about 150 nautical miles south of the Cayman Islands at 1996 Lenny's maximum sustained surface early on the 19th. (TAFB) at TPC. for Hurricane Lenny Tropical Storm Katrina (TS) Licensing. 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