Felix Regains Cat. 5…Nicaraguan Landfall Soon


Reports from United States Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft this morning indicated hurricane Felix strengthened overnight. Satellite images have shown continued intensification as the storm approaches landfall and the National Hurricane Center has upgraded Felix to a category 5 storm. The update from NHC:




HURRICANE FELIX TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062007
640 AM AST TUE SEP 04 2007

SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT HURRICANE FELIX
HAS CONTINUED TO STRENGTHEN...AND HAS BECOME A
POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE
WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 160 MPH...260
KM/HR...JUST OFF THE COAST OF NORTHEASTERN
NICARAGUA.

FORECASTER KNABB

With landfall imminent, Felix appears destined to become just the 11th storm in the Atlantic basin to make landfall as a category 5 storm, and the second such storm to hit Nicaragua. Hurricane Edith made landfall as a cat. 5 storm in Nicaragua on September 9, 1971.

Tom Tasselmyer

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