Sun Oct 14 2018 04:24 PM
Re: Leslie Lounge

Some interesting notes to the Legacy of Leslie -

Leslie was undergoing transition back to a non-tropical state ("Post Tropical") at time of landfall on Portugal, but there is some disagreement among hurricane specialists as to whether or not "Leslie" retained enough of her inner core structure intact and detached from frontal boundaries to have another six hours or so added to her time as a Tropical Cylone.

According to hurricane historian Brenden Moses, Leslie completely "dissipated within a frontal boundary over the Bay of Biscay earlier today (Oct 14) marking the end of its 22.25 day existence as a cyclone." (This counts days as a non-tropical or sub-tropical cyclone, as well a TC), and "19.5 days as a subtropical or tropical cyclone, the tenth longest on record in the Atlantic basin."

Into landfall, Leslie, in whatever classification she was, rocked Portugal with wind gusts of up to 109 MPH, snapping or uprooting at least 1,000 trees and knocking out power to at least 300,000. With the hardest hit areas including the capital, Lisbon; the districts of Coimbra and Leiria; and also Aveiro, Viseu and Porto in the north, there is talk of Portugal asking the World Meteorological Agency for name retirement.

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