Hurricane Triple Play

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking three hurricanes; two in the Atlantic and one in the far southern Gulf of Mexico.  Karl in the southern Gulf of Mexico is a category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.  Julia is a category 2 storm with 100 mph winds.

BULLETIN
HURRICANE IGOR ADVISORY NUMBER  34
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     AL112010
1100 AM AST THU SEP 16 2010 

...LARGE AND POWERFUL IGOR MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...21.0N 57.2W
ABOUT 430 MI...ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ABOUT 910 MI...SSE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...934 MB...27.58 INCHES

Igor remains the most powerful of the three, it is a category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds estimated around 140 mph.  A recon plane will investigate the storm this morning and send back a more accurate assessment of the storm’s strength.

The forecast track of Igor continues to pose a threat to Bermuda this weekend with the center of the storm possibly passing just east of the island Sunday evening.  The probability of hurricane force winds (74 mph) reaching the island is currently around 20%, but the probability of storm force winds (58 mph) rises to 40%.

Tom Tasselmyer

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