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Hurricane Kirk (11L) Moving Northeastward at 25 Knots

41.1N 47.5W

September 2nd, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Kirk (11L) – September 1st, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Kirk (11L) - September 1st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) September 1,  Hurricane Kirk (11L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 39.5°N 44.3°W, about 665 mi (1070 km) SE of Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 935 mi (1505 km) WNW of The Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (65 mph, 100 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 997 mbar (hPa; 29.44 InHg), and the system is moving northeast at 25 kt (29 mph, 46 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center of Kirk.

Hurricane Kirk (11L) With Maximum Sustained Winds of 70 Knots

24.3N 43.3W

September 1st, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Kirk (11L) – August 31st, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Kirk (11L) - August 31st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 11 p.m. AST August 31 (0300 UTC September 1),  Hurricane Kirk (11L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 33.9°N 49.5°W, about 905 mi (1455 km) south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 1285 mi (2070 km) west of The Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 70 knots (80 mph, 130 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 988 mbar (hPa; 29.18 InHg), and the system is moving north-northeast at 14 kt (16 mph, 26 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center of Kirk while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.

Kirk (11L) Upgraded to Hurricane Status

28.0N 51.7W

August 31st, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Kirk (11L) – August 30th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Kirk (11L) - August 30th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 11 p.m. AST August 30 (0300 UTC August 31), Hurricane Kirk (11L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 29.0°N 50.7°W, about 870 mi (1395 km) east-southeast of Bermuda and about 1495 mi (2405 km) west-southwest of the Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 85 knots (100 mph, 160 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 980 mbar (hPa; 28.94 InHg), and the system is moving north-northwest at 11 kt (13 mph, 20 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center of Kirk while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.

Tropical Storm Kirk (11L) in Central Atlantic

17.7N 43.3W

August 30th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kirk (11L) – August 29th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Storm Kirk (11L) - August 29th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

On August 22, the National Hurricane Center noted a strong tropical wave moving off the coast of Africa, and began monitoring it for further development.

The wave traveled west-northwestward into the Central Atlantic while slowly becoming more organized. By August 28th, it finally gained sufficient organization to be classified as a tropical depression by the National Hurricane Center. Later that evening, an satellite pass determined that the depression had strengthened into a tropical storm, and was given the name Kirk at 11 p.m AST (0300 UTC).[123] The storm is not a threat to land.

As of 11 p.m. AST August 29 (0300 UTC August 30), Tropical Storm Kirk is located within 30 nautical miles of 25.9°N 48.3°W, about 1085 mi (1745 km) ENE of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1495 mi (2410 km) WSW of The Azores. Maximum sustained winds are 50 knots (60 mph, 95 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1005 mbar (hPa; 29.68 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 8 kt (9 mph, 15 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center of Kirk.

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