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Hurricane Igor (11L) Affecting Bermuda – September 20th, 2010

September 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Igor (11L) - September 19th, 2010

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Track of TS 11L - September 19th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 11 p.m. AST September 19 (0300 UTC September 20), Hurricane Igor (11L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 32.4°N 65.5°W, about 40 mi (65 km) west of Bermuda. It is currently affecting Bermuda and should continue to do so through Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 955 mbar (hPa; 28.20 InHg), and the system is moving north-northeast at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h).

Igor is an extremely large hurricane and the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded in terms of tropical storm-force wind field; hurricane force winds extend up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center of Igor, and tropical storm force winds up to 345 miles (555 km) from the center. In the full image, the convection associated with the huge system appears to stretch from near Newfoundland to near Puerto Rico.

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