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Both Lisa and Martin have become hurricanes in the Atlantic

The hurricane center upgraded Martin to Hurricane Martin on Wednesday morning, but it’s gained strength rising to a sustained wind speed of 85 mph.

Martin was about 1,125 miles west of the Azores and 720 miles south-southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland and moving northeast at 31 mph. But Hurricane Martin is not expected to make landfall and should meander in the North Atlantic over the next few days, AccuWeather reports.

Martin will become a Category 2 storm by Thursday, forecasters said.

“Martin should get larger and stronger through tomorrow, gradually lose strength from Thursday through the weekend, but remain a very large cyclone,” said hurricane specialist Eric Blake in his Wednesday afternoon advisory.

Hurricane-force winds from Martin extended outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 150 miles.

The hurricane center upgraded Martin to Hurricane Martin on Wednesday morning, but it’s gained strength rising to a sustained wind speed of 85 mph.

Martin was about 1,125 miles west of the Azores and 720 miles south-southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland and moving northeast at 31 mph. But Hurricane Martin is not expected to make landfall and should meander in the North Atlantic over the next few days, AccuWeather reports.

Martin will become a Category 2 storm by Thursday, forecasters said.

“Martin should get larger and stronger through tomorrow, gradually lose strength from Thursday through the weekend, but remain a very large cyclone,” said hurricane specialist Eric Blake in his Wednesday afternoon advisory.

Hurricane-force winds from Martin extended outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 150 miles.

Hurricane Lisa is about to make landfall Wednesday afternoon in Belize, forecasters said, set to touchdown as a strong Category 1 storm.

It is the sixth hurricane of the 2022 season, though not the only active storm. Hurricane Martin, the season’s seventh that’s quickly moving through the open Atlantic Ocean, is not a current threat.

Here are details on both storms:

Hurricane Lisa

According to a National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. Wednesday advisory, Lisa was bringing a potentially life-threatening storm surge toward Belize’s coast and could arrive in the next few hours.

Hurricane Lisa was five miles south of Belize City and its maximum sustained winds reached 85 mph, an increase of 5 mph since Wednesday early afternoon. It’s also moving west at a brisk 12 mph.

The center of Lisa is expected to make landfall in Belize before crossing northern Guatemala and moving into southeastern Mexico by Thursday, according to the hurricane center.

Lisa should make a gradual turn toward the west-northwest as its forward movement decreases a bit over the next couple of days into Friday. The hazards also include localized flooding.

Watches and warnings

▪ A hurricane warning was in effect for the coast of Belize; and Chetumal to Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico.

▪ A tropical storm warning was in effect for the north coast of Guatemala; and Puerto Costa Maya to Punta Allen, Mexico.

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extended up to 70 miles away, at 5 p.m.


The hurricane center upgraded Martin to Hurricane Martin on Wednesday morning, but it’s gained strength rising to a sustained wind speed of 85 mph.

Martin was about 1,125 miles west of the Azores and 720 miles south-southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland and moving northeast at 31 mph. But Hurricane Martin is not expected to make landfall and should meander in the North Atlantic over the next few days, AccuWeather reports.

Martin will become a Category 2 storm by Thursday, forecasters said.

“Martin should get larger and stronger through tomorrow, gradually lose strength from Thursday through the weekend, but remain a very large cyclone,” said hurricane specialist Eric Blake in his Wednesday afternoon advisory.

Hurricane-force winds from Martin extended outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 150 miles.

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