By: Vivienne Wellet
Hurricane Sam formed on September 24, 2021 as a category 2 storm on Friday night. A couple nights later Sam formed into a stronger storm, a category 4 storm with 150 mph in northeast of the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is around 745 miles southwest of the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands,moving nearly 8 miles per hour.
Sam is one of the five storms to undergo rapid transformations, That includes Ida, Elsa, Grace, and Larry. About 30 deaths have occured during Sam because of debris flying. Sam is located around the central tropical of the Atlantic Ocean. Sam is most likely to hit parts of Bermuda and won’t hit parts of Florida and the Bahamas.
Recently on Monday, the storm has slightly decreased its power turning it into a category 3 storm with winds up to 125mph. On TuesdaySam was about 610 miles away from the Caribbean and was moving toward Bermuda. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm will be a major hurricane for about 5 days before anyone could tell what happens next.
Last year in 2020 the highest rate of storms was about 30 for the season and now in 2021 there were 19 out of 21 names on the list for naming the storm for 2021 storms.
Though right now as the storm strengthens, the hurricane can actually cause to produce progressive larger swells of waves. It is possible for the storm to turn northwest and head into the States and parts of Canada or it could head northeast and stay in the Atlantic. As the hurricane goes more into the Atlantic it will weaken to the point where it is a category 1 hurricane around 2p.m. on Sunday October 2,2021 according to the news. As of right now No one is in harm from the hurricane and hopefully it will not hit The United States.
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