Sam becomes a Category 3 hurricane


Sam becomes a Category 3 hurricane

Tropical Storm Sam is the 18th storm of the busy hurricane season in 2021 and the fourth in less than a week.

Meteorologists said Saturday that Hurricane Sam had turned into a Category 3 storm as it moved west across the Atlantic. The storm was "small but serious" and was expected to become a Category 4 by Sunday.

The hurricane was just under 1,100 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands as of 11 a.m. According to the center, ET Saturday moves at ten mph, with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph.

The center said that swells from the hurricane are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles early next week, potentially causing life-threatening waves and disrupting existing conditions.

Along with these waves, "it's still too early to know what effects might occur in the United States," Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist with the Miami Hurricane Center, said Saturday.

"All that people need now is to check the latest forecast as next week comes," Feltgen said. He said people should make sure they have a hurricane plan, including supplies.

Also, Friday, Subtropical Storm Teresa formed north of Bermuda, becoming the 19th hurricane season. Forecasters said Teresa had a small window to "condensate a little" but that it was likely to dissipate by Sunday, and it was not expected to threaten the Earth.

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