Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Igor could be first category 5 hurricane of the season

Surf's up on the East Coast again! Igor is nothing to play with though. Conditions in the Atlantic and Gulf are ripe for hurricane weather and for Igor to intensify. Current models and scientific interpretation have the hurricane tracking away from the US. Please check out the full article and find more useful information at AccuWeather.com.

(Igor Photo:March 13th)

"Favorable weather conditions point toward further intensification of monster Hurricane Igor. Very warm waters and a lack of wind shear could allow Igor to pulse from a Category 4 hurricane to a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 156 mph or higher on occasion this week.
Regardless of specific categories, Igor will remain a very strong and dangerous hurricane through the week and beyond in the Atlantic.

Igor is forecast by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center to begin a curve to the northwest over the next 24 to 48 hours, steering the system to the northeast of the Antilles. However, there is still a chance Igor could slide more westward, missing one or more northward turn-offs, possibly bringing it too close to the Atlantic Seaboard of the U.S. for comfort and more serious problems.

For now, people in Bermuda and Newfoundland, Canada, area highest on the risk for direct impact from Hurricane Igor. All interests along the Atlantic Seaboard should keep an eye on Igor. Late season bathers along the East Coast of the U.S. should be alert for building surf and increasing rip currents late in the week and this weekend, even if Igor turns to the north offshore as expected."


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