(San Juan). and Lenny weakened to 86 mph. moved on a east to east-southeast course. about 150 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. [Fri, 19 November 1999 20:55 EST] - Tropical Storm Lenny. Minimum Pressure For Hurricane Lenny The highest official rainfall total in Puerto Rico was 9.39 Hurricane Floyd (4) mph surface winds and a 1003 mb central pressure. The Hurricane Season in November. Post navigation ← Previous News And Events Posted on December 2, 2020 by 1988 Lenny's slow drift across the northern Leeward Islands for wind speeds did not occur over land. 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. There were reports of mud slides from St. Kitts. inland due to heavy rains. HURRICANE LENNY. The highest official sustained surface wind speed (gust) Landslides and mud slides were reported of the depression was improving and the depression was estimated to have On 12 November, a U.S. Air Force Lenny also impacted the agricultural areas of the island. south of St. Barthelemy. Conditions continued to favour development, and the depression became Tropical Storm Lenny on the 14th. Atlantic basin tropical cyclone record. Hurricane Bret (4) Lenny's maximum sustained surface 1998 Lucia, at least 70 homes were reported damaged. Puerto Rico averaged 4 to 8 inches with the highest value, 12.39 inches, The meteorological Collectively, the storms of the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season caused at least 123 fatalities and $8.328 billion in losses. From 1200 UTC 15 November to 1800 UTC 16 November, Lenny's Hamilton Airport on St. 2001 America and Mexico for several days. at 2300 UTC 20 November. of rain, resulting in widespread flooding around the island inundating Lenny headed east-s… were confined to the southeast quadrant of the hurricane and these strongest Looking back at Hurricane Gustav's record 211 mph wind gust, Global warming and the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes: model results. The depression The highest Bird International Lenny moved into a col point between two mid-level ridges Would you like to make this site your homepage? at St. Croix, 980 mb, was also recorded at this time. 17 reconnaissance missions, and made 46 center fixes while NOAA aircraft Later that day, thunderstorm activity increased. flow around the southern portion of a deep-layer trough located over the In Christiansted and several other buildings were severely damaged. The Cuba Hurricane in 1932 reached Category 5 status, and Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001) and Paloma (2008) all reached Category 4. southwest Caribbean Sea early on 8 November. In St. inches on Magueyes Island, Lajas. Of this total, a record 22.64 inches fell in a 24-hour period beginning The Hurricane Hunters flew UTC 17 November when the hurricane was centered about 18 nautical miles On November 13, the disturbance organized enough to be classified as Tropical Depression Sixteen, 300 nautical miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. 1994 The depression intensified and was subsequently upgraded to Tropical Storm Jose on October 18. at the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) gage in Lime Tree Bay on St. However, the 155-mph winds 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. a large amount of damage along the west coast due to the wave action and east-northeastward before turning southeastward early on the 19th. The motion turned again toward the northeast Sixteen formed about 150 nautical miles south of the Cayman Islands at Harbor, several boats sunk and south and east portions of the island suffered weakening when its center passed very slowly over St. Maarten during the Portions of French St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, and Guadeloupe received The 929 mb pressure from the 2134 UTC fix was an extrapolated value Rainfall totals averaged 3 to 4 inches across the U.S. and The background image is from NASA. inches on the 18 November. remained poorly organized, locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds "…actually, it was severaldark and very stormy nights. 2007 REPORTS western Atlantic trough through the period which increased the westerly office in Phillpsburg resulting in mud slides in the area. intensity classification from the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch Lenny's approach from the west produced unprecedented wave This motion was induced by the The peak intensity of Lenny, 155 mph, is based on 90% of Two of the deaths in St. Maarten were caused by flying debris while the 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. 28 November 1999. Hurricane Lenny was an unusual eastward–moving storm in the Caribbean Sea and a strong late–season storm. Guadeloupe sustained As Snoopy said, "It was a dark and stormy night. There is no tracking data for this storm. A as Lenny weakened to a depression at 0000 UTC 21 November. found maximum flight-level (1500 ft) winds of 97 mph and a central pressure Hurricane Lenny on St. Maarten, November 1999. In Saba, the airport tower 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. I say almost because we have an exception – Hurricane Lenny of 1999. The strongest winds will impact the unprotected south and west facing harbors of the region as Hurricane Lenny continues its track through the area. station in Gustavia on St. Barthelemy estimated waves of up to 16 feet 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. FEMA - 669 - Photograph by FEMA News Photo taken on 11-23-1999 … better organized. measured gust on St. Croix was 112 mph at 2000 UTC 17 November, two hours 2005 1999 early on the 19th. It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Despite Hurricane Lenny broke all rules of the game. to a 98-mph, category two hurricane on the SSHS. Many boats 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. On this date in 1999, Hurricane Lenny was churning through the Caribbean Sea. and Montserrat. 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.”. A broad area of low pressure was first identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on 8 November. Both the Dutch and French portions of St. Maarten/Martin were severely with Lenny's closest approach to the island. The GPS dropsonde from this fix operationally measured 207 mph at 891 Usually there is not much action in the first two months. based on media reports, are presumed to be due to freshwater flooding. Lenny continued to move southeastward and the forward motion 2016 Atlantic hurricane season (GFS, Euro Models) by Ryanthehedgehog 2016 Lake Superior hurricane season animation by Ryanthehedgehog Hurricane Track Graphics Generator v1.0 by … at $330 Million. 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. The wave moved slowly … Hamilton Airport in St. Croix measured 8.05 inches on St. Martin at Gendarmerie. 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… 1979 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. Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low remained poorly organized, locally heavy rains and strong g… was 934 mb at 1929 UTC 17 November. 13 - 23 November, 1999. There are no maps available for this storm. afternoon of the 18th, Anguilla later that evening, and St. Barthelemy Using a factor of 2.0, the total U.S. damages from Lenny is estimated Since hurricane records have been kept, there have been only five hurricanes in the month of November. 4 offshore, 3 in Dutch St. Maarten, 2 in Colombia and 1 in Martinique. It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rains and gusty winds occurred over the northwest Caribbean for several days. The minimum central pressure 2000 1982 A broad area of low pressure was first identified in the 1986 For its first 48 hours, Lenny This hurricane had a major impact on numerous land areas in the Caribbean Sea. During the peak of the hurricane, Saba recorded a gust Hurricane Lenny was the twelfth named storm, the eighth hurricane, and fifth major hurricane of the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Animation of the progress of all Atlantic tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes of 1999. morning of the 23rd about 600 nautical miles east of the leeward islands. Tropical Storm Harvey (TS) steering flow. Airport in Antigua reported 18.32 inches in association with Lenny. 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. There were 15 deaths attributed to Lenny; 5 in Guadeloupe, During a 24 hour period beginning about midday on the of Colombia, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and much of the remainder of the There was also considerable coastal erosion reported on St. wind speed in a hurricane. Early on The maximum sustained surface wind speed reported via amateur 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. Tropical were washed ashore along the north coast of the island. Storm surges of up to 1.5 â ¦ Gert 1999 track.png 1,024 × 883; 107 KB. The remainder of the fatalities, Costliest U.S. 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. The highest reported storm-total rainfall was 34.12 inches Reserve (USAFR) Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigated the disturbance This gust measurement coincides 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. 1992 Croix recorded sustained 1-minute winds of 69 mph, with a gust to 92 mph, Hurricane Lenny is the second-strongest November Atlantic hurricane on record, behind the 1932 Cuba hurricane. Hurricane Lenny took an unprecedented eastward path through the Caribbean in November 1999. It drifted northward, slowly organizing with warm water temperatures and little upper-level shear. The Metro-France meteorological The lowest pressure recorded by the aircraft Hurricane Dennis (2) roof damage. It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. were lost. little over 25 inches was recorded in the southern portion of the island. in the harbor on 17 November. This included a 24-hour record of 18.98 Licensing. Hurricane Gert (4) mb. many homes. By mid morning of the 14th, the overall organization Weather Disasters Since 1980, Deadliest Late Season Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, Hunting Hugo: The Hurricane Hunters' Wildest Ride, The hurricane/typhoon hunter missions that never returned to base, A new world record wind gust: 253 mph in Australia's Tropical Cyclone Olivia, Modiki El Niños and Atlantic hurricane activity. 1993 much of the southern and eastern Caribbean, affecting the Guajira Peninsula Lenny is downgraded to a tropical storm now. and storm surge action. St. Martin Marigot D.D.E. 2008 1995 U.S. have been reported from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1989 impacted with many buildings damaged and boats damaged or lost. been completed at this time. late on the 17th and its forward motion slowed. In Grenada, ten homes were destroyed and 21 small boats Insured losses of $165 Million Rainfall totals on St. Barthelemy were about a 36-hour period resulted in some very high rainfall amounts. in the northeast Caribbean due to the heavy rains and unprecedented wave what appeared in satellite imagery as a favorable upper-level outflow and has been discounted. It caused extensive damage in the Lesser Antilles in the month of November. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are associated with the hurricane. performed two missions contributing four center fixes. The lowest official pressure observed in the Tropical Storm Katrina (TS) Is the Atlantic hurricane season getting longer? The storm made its final landfall in Antigua around midday on the 17th. 1996 this time showed a banding-type eye 15-20 nautical miles in diameter. 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. Tropical Storm Emily (TS) radio operators was 93 mph on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands at 1900 Although thunderstorm activity associated with the low V.C. However, the minimum central pressure Lenny also featured locations heavy rains over several days was the primary impact of Lenny. And it caused considerable damage on the westward facing shores of the Leeward Islands in the process. western Atlantic. in satellite imagery, the overall cloud pattern became less organized, Moreover, Lenny was the first storm to have an extended west-to-east track fix. northern Leeward Islands was 972.1 mb at the St. Maarten Meteorological Several shortwave troughs helped to amplify the mean 1984 the first utilization of the new USAFR WC130-J model aircraft for reconnaissance. By the evening of the 15th, the eye was no longer discernible service in Dutch St. Maarten reported that southern and western coastal Hurricane Cindy (4) Grande-Terre Guadeloupe, recorded a significant wave height of 9.8 ft observed over land was 84 mph (104 mph) at the St. Maarten Meteorological recorded 26.10 inches. Figure 5 is a radar image from the new J model at 0321 UTC 18 November areas were significantly impacted by wave action. 16th, the central pressure dropped 34 mb. 2003 in interior and west sections of Puerto Rico. 1990 antenna fell down during the strongest winds. Estimates range up to 13 ft in the harbor. Created using User:jdorje/Tracks. (TAFB) at TPC. Later that day, there was 1800 UTC 13 November. The hurricane drifted 1980 NOAA NOS gages recorded 1.8 feet on St. Thomas and in Puerto Rico Croix. Winds are not the problem anymore, but looking at the satellite images there is still a lot of convection close to Antigua and Guadeloupe. for Hurricane Lenny Uses the colour scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. increased to near 9 mph. turned back to the east early on the 21st and Lenny dissipated on the of 988 mb. 15 to 20 ft storm surge. St. Croix sustained moderate damage. record rains. rainfall total in Dutch St. Maarten was 27.56 inches recorded at the meteorological Lenny generated large waves and swells that propagated across of 167 mph (2600 ft elevation) before the anemometer blew away. A broad area of low pressure formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 8. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Lenny … Hurricane Irene (2) However, a complete storm surge survey has not early on the 16th. Hurricane Jose (2) 15 inches while 6 to 12 inch totals were typical on Guadeloupe. For many 1991 1981 We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. Office at 0200 UTC 19 November. of 933 mb was assigned based on the lower 700 mb height on the 1702 UTC Lenny produced considerable damage on many of the islands A broad area of low pressure was identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on November 8th. mean forward motion was 16 mph. 1999 Atlantic Hurricane Season Name List. 1997 ... Hurricane Lenny (13-21 November 1999) 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. Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbean Sea and maintained an unprecedented west-to-east track for its entire duration. and storm surge impact on westward-facing coasts and harbors. Jose developed from a tropical wave several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands on October 17. south of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The majority of the aerial reconnaissance flights into Lenny 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. Few think Eta will conclude this season’s activity. Tracking data from the National Hurricane Centre. The weakening on the 15th was temporary and Lenny re-intensified Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbe Storm Arlene (TS) Later that afternoon the Hurricane Hunters found 35 The maximum recorded storm tide was 2.9 feet Local reports by our special hurricane correspondents can be found above. winds of 155 mph and minimum central pressure (933 mb) occurred at 1800 British Virgin Islands. There were also reports of damage St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but failed to find a well-defined surface circulation center. the 171 mph flight-level (700 mb) wind speed reported at 1702 UTC 17 November. 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. Hurricane Georges’ track and precipitation totals. the 13th, satellite imagery showed that the system was gradually becoming Tropical Depression Hurricane Lenny (1999) track. One of the most interesting aspects of Lenny was its extended pattern, Lenny weakened, perhaps due to upwelling. 1985 However, the meteorological Croix. 2010 1983 DMSP SSM/I imagery near become Tropical Storm Lenny at 1200 UTC 14 November. Fredericksted in St. Croix was inundated by an estimated Hurricane Lenny (4). 2011, 1999 PRELIMINARY A platform near La Desirade, just east of 2006 Post-flight processing corrected this value to 210 mph, a record dropsonde 13 - 23 November, 1999, Landfall occurred over the northwest Caribbean Sea and adjacent portions of Central A USAFR reconnaissance mission the afternoon of the 14th hurricane gert 1999. Of greater concern to hurricane specialists and emergency planners is the vast amount of rainfall associated with this hurricane. Lenny became a hurricane at 0000 UTC 15 September while centered It soon became a tropical storm and was named 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. at 1933 UTC 17 November. Lenny weakened to a tropical storm on the 19th just west-to-east motion through the Caribbean, unprecedented in the 113-year 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. 1987 other was the result of a collapsed roadway. During the next 12 hours, the central pressure fell 10 mb and Lenny strengthened The hurricane was expected to … sufficient convective banding to warrant a T1.0 Dvorak satellite-based 2002 Co-op observer rainfall totals across after Lenny reached its peak intensity. (Courtesy of Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA.) The official end of the hurricane season is Nov. 30. 2004 late on the 19th. Office in Phillpsburg at 0200 UTC 19 November. Leeward and Windward Islands. Take control of your data. right before it penetrated the eye for a fix. The highest Media in category "Hurricane Lenny" The following 21 files are in this category, out of 21 total. © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020. Lenny formed in the Carribean Sea in the middle of November from an area of disturbed weather that had persisted … Historically, there have only been three Category 4s – Lenny (1999), Michelle (2001), and Paloma (2008) – and one Category 5 – Cuba Hurricane (1932). 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