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Hurricane Igor Causing Large Swells in Caribbean Sea

18.7N 62.4W

September 17th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Igor (11L) - September 16th, 2010

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Track of TS 11L - September 16th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 11 p.m. AST September 16 (0300 UTC September 17), Hurricane Igor (11L) is located within 15 nautical miles of 22.0°N 58.7°W, about 390 mi (625 km) northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 805 mi (1295 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are 110 knots (125 mph, 205 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 935 mbar (hPa; 27.61 InHg), and the system is moving northwest at 8 kt (9 mph, 15 km/h).

Igor is a large hurricane; hurricane force winds extend up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center of Igor, and tropical storm force winds up to 290 miles (465 km) from the center.

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