Sciencerocks wrote:shiny-pebble wrote:This is kind of a dumb question but what would the NHC do if Leslie became a subtropical cyclone with hurricane force winds?
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Hurricane! Noal 2001 did this.
That's a different case, it purportedly transitioned to tropical as it reached hurricane intensity.
As per NHC:
The subtropical cyclone drifted northward initially, its speed increasing to about
10 kt by late on 4 November. Convection, which had been limited to the northern semicircle,
became more symmetric as it formed a ring around the center with a radius of about 60 n mi. The
system developed a weak mid-level warm core early on 5 November, strengthened and became a
hurricane with 65 kt winds at 1200 UTC that day, about 535 n mi south-southeast of Cape Race