17 days and count­ing

Annapolis Valley Register - - COM­MU­NITY -

The next day, the storm re- emerged into the At­lantic. By late on Aug. 20, the storm be­gan los­ing trop­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and tran­si­tioned into an ex­tra­t­rop­i­cal cy­clone on Aug. 22, 525 km south of Sable Is­land, N.S.

But wait… there’s more: af­ter four days, the sys­tem re-in­ten­si­fied to a trop­i­cal storm. Be­tween Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, the storm just sat there. On Sept. 2, Ciri­aco be­gan gain­ing strength again. Early on the fol­low­ing day, the storm was once again a cat­e­gory 1 hur­ri­cane. It curved north­east­ward and passed through the Azores on Sept. 3, shortly be­fore tran­si­tion­ing into an ex­tra­t­rop­i­cal cy­clone.

Ciri­aco lasted 36 days, and its last gasps of wind reached all the way to coastal France.

I guess Les­lie is just a light­weight.

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