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Hurricane Julia (12L) Weakens Slightly

18.7N 40.5W

September 17th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Julia (12L) - September 16th, 2010

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Track of TS 12L - September 16th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 12L

As of 11 p.m. AST September 16 (0300 UTC September 17), Hurricane Julia (12L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 23.5°N 42.9°W, about 1375 mi (2210 km) southwest of the Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 70 knots (80 mph, 130 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 983 mbar (hPa; 29.03 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 21 kt (24 mph, 39 km/h).

Hurricane force winds extend up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center of Julia, and tropical storm force winds up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.

Julia (12L) Strengthens to Category Two Hurricane

19.4N 26.4W

September 15th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Julia (12L) - September 14th, 2010

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Track of TS 12L - September 14th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 12L

During the night of September 14, an eye-like feature developed, and in fewer than 18 hours Julia (12L) intensified into a Category 1 hurricane. On early September 15, Julia further strengthened into a category two hurricane.

As of 11 p.m. AST September 14 (0300 UTC September 15), the center of Hurricane Julia is located within 20 nautical miles of 16.7°N 30.9°W, about 450 miles (725 km) west-northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 105 mph (165 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is estimated at 974 mbar (hPa; 28.77 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 9 mph (15 km/h).

Hurricane force winds extend up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of Julia, and tropical storm force winds up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.

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