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Hurricane Igor Already Affecting Bermuda – September 19th, 2010

25.7N 67.2W

September 19th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Igor (11L) - September 18th, 2010

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Track of TS 11L - September 18th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 2 p.m. AST (1800 UTC) September 19, Hurricane Igor (11L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 30.8°N 65.7°W, about 115 mi (185 km) south-southwest of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are 75 knots (85 mph, 140 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 952 mbar (hPa; 28.11 InHg), and the system is moving at 14 kt (16 mph, 26 km/h).

Hurricane Igor is already affecting Bermuda. The outer rain bands will start to increase in frequency and intensity tonight, as conditions deteriorate and tropical storm force winds develop near the island.

Igor is an extremely large hurricane and the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded; 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.

The complete extent of the hurricane is best appreciated by opening the full image, where the convection associated with the system can be seen stretching from north of Hispaniola to the latitude of Massachusetts, USA.

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