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

23.3N 61.6W

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.

Igor Could Become Category 5 Hurricane on Monday – September 13th, 2010

20.7N 56.7W

September 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Igor (11L) - September 12th, 2010

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Track of TS 11L - September 12th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

At 11:00 PM AST (03:00 UTC) the eye of Hurricane Igor (11L) was located near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 47.8 West. Igor is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/hr). A turn toward the west-northwest with some decrease in forward speed is expected to begin late Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 150 mph (240
km/hr) with higher gusts. Igor is a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Some fluctuation in intensity is likely during the next 48 hours, and Igor could become a category five hurricane on Monday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 935 mb (27.61 inches).