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Tropical Storm Leslie on a Track Up the Atlantic

The strengthening system could send swells toward Ocean City next week.

Tropical Storm Leslie continues to gain strength and move northward, and the storm could become the first hurricane of the season felt by Ocean City.

The projected track of the storm comes nowhere near the East Coast, but there's a good chance that the New Jersey coast will see increased surf from the distant storm by the middle or end of the week.

Leslie's sustained winds were 60 mph on Sunday, but the National Hurricane Center predicts that the storm will become a hurricane (sustained winds of at least 74 mph) within three or four days.

The storm is moving on a path north toward Bermuda, and forecasters predict it will remain over the open water of the Atlantic Ocean. But since the tropical system is newly formed, the National Weather Service warns that the projected track can be unreliable.

The storm will move slowly as it approaches Bermuda, and its position could send swells toward the entire East Coast for several days.

Leslie would pass Ocean City's latitude over the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9.

Virgil Harris September 01, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Hopefully it turns into a category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale and smokes Charlotte this week!
OC4EVER September 01, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Virgil, you're an ass!
Gloria September 02, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I am prarying soooooooooooooooooooooo hard that we won't get hit this year, because my apt floods period and I don't think I will survive another experience like Irene last year. Virgil Harris! Shame on you!
ASH48 September 03, 2012 at 01:55 PM
virgil, just another typical hate-filled, inconsiderate rude comment from the wacko rude inconsiderate right.....
steve September 03, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Virgil grew up in Charlotte and was picked on by most of his elementary and high school. Most of his classmates became very successful and now live in the Charlotte area. It gets much more hopeless when you add in many failed attempts to get into community college in the Charlotte area. He now works seasonal jobs and remains unemployed most of the year. No girlfriends to speak of have made him extra bitter. Let's all take a moment to think about how unfair life has been to Virgil and only then will we understand his comment.
laurie September 03, 2012 at 09:45 PM
how about he is just one of the local morons in Ocean City there are a few of them
Bonducca September 04, 2012 at 11:54 AM
This is another example of how the left has no sense of humor -particularly about itself.
Gloria September 04, 2012 at 04:54 PM
And you are what laurie, one of the "special" people?
Gloria September 04, 2012 at 04:54 PM
?????

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