TS Leslie Becomes 12th Named Storm of Hurricane Season


Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Depression 12 to Tropical Storm Leslie, the twelfth named storm of the season.

Tropical Storm Leslie — located about 1,125 miles east of the Virgin Islands — continues to track west at 20 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and higher gusts.

There has been no change in the intensity or track. Tropical Storm Leslie is the second-earliest formation of the twelfth named storm on record in the Atlantic Basin, eclipsed only by Hurricane Luis in 1995, according to the National Hurricane Center.