Tropical Storm Igor (11L) Gradually Strengthening Over Far East Atlantic Ocean – September 11th, 2010
At 5:00 PM AST (21:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Igor (11L) was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 33.3 West. Igor is moving toward the west near 21 mph (33 km/hr). This general motion, accompanied by a gradual decrease in forward speed, is expected for the next two days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/hr) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Igor is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) mainly west of the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).