Hurricane Igor Spins it’s Way Across Atlantic

September 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This seasons’ eleventh named storm, Hurricane Igor is currently churning it’s way westward, across the Atlantic Ocean, after reaching Category 4 strength. It’s maximum sustained winds are close to 150 miles per hours, or 240 kilometers per hour, according to the Associated Press.

The National Weather service had made the announcement that the storm could possibly reach Category 5 strength soon, which would make it a massive system, but it was stated that fluctuations could occur throughout the next couple of days.

It is too soon yet to determined whether or not this storm will pose any threat to land. There have been no coastal warnings or watches issued yet, in connection to this hurricane.

Igor is said to be around 880 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, and is moving west at around 10 miles and hour. It is expected to make a turn toward the west-northwest sometime today (Monday) or tomorrow.

Tropical Storm Julia, the tenth named storm of the season, is also in the Atlantic, moving away from the southern Cape Verde Islands, going westward also. Julia is located around 115 miles west of the southernmost islands, and is moving at close to 14 miles an hour. Julia’s maximum sustained winds are close to 40 miles an hour, and could become a hurricane in the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Service.

Julia is posing a threat to land, however, and officials have issued a Tropical Storm Warning for different sections of the Cape Verde Islands, which include Maio, Fogo, Brava, and Soa Tiago.

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