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Hurricane Igor (11L) Still at Category Four Strength – September 15th, 2010

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September 15th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Igor (11L) - September 14th, 2010

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Track of TS 11L - September 14th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

Hurricane Igor (11L) became a Category 4 hurricane on the afternoon of September 12th, and is continuing its strengthening streak with a well-defined eye.

As of 11 p.m. AST September 14 (0300 UTC September 15), the center of Hurricane Igor was located within 10 nautical miles of 19.0°N 53.9°W, about 605 miles (975 km) east of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1140 miles (1835 km) southeast of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 155 mph (250 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is estimated at 925 mbar (hPa; 27.32 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 9 mph (15 km/h).

Hurricane force winds extend up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of Igor, and tropical storm force winds up to 225 miles (360 km) from the center.