On Sunday, Hurricane Igor likely to be reached to a Category 4 storm in Atlantic, with maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, according to the yesterday’s report of hurricane center. Igor was moving west at 14 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Julia developed over the far eastern Atlantic, becoming the 10th named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. Yesterday, Igor was moving west at 14 miles per hour and at the maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. In the next two days, few additional strengthening is predictable. Approximate 1,065 miles, Igor was detected from the center of the storm to east of the Northern Leeward Islands.
The report of the center said, “The prompt warning has been given about issue of a tropical storm for the southern Cape Verde Islands yesterday. The storm was moving from west to northwest at the speed of 14 miles per hour and was about 190 miles southeast of the islands.”
According to the hurricane center, in the year 2010, Igor is the ninth storm in the open Atlantic. From June 1 to Nov. 30, the season runs in an average year has 11 storms with winds of at least 39 miles per hour. It is said the storm was expected to become a low-level Category 1 hurricane by Tuesday while it was still far out in the open Atlantic.
On Wednesday, the storm is likely to begin a turn to the west-northwest. The hurricane center said, “Some strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The system’s hurricane-force winds stretch as far as 40 miles out, and tropical storm-force winds as far as 160 miles.”
Igor is expected to be seen at north of Puerto Rico as well as at the east of the Bahamas on Friday, according to the center. It was about 1,005 miles east of the Caribbean’s northern Leeward Islands at 11 p.m. EDT. It was moving west at 13 mph.
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was predicted to be extremely active by most forecasters. Besides Igor, three hurricanes Alex, Danielle and Earl formed earlier in the season, the last two reaching Category 4 strength.
Several forecasters have said they expect the season to produce in all some five major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or stronger. There is a 50 percent chance of an area of disturbed weather south of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, containing the Dominican Republic and Haiti, may become a tropical cyclone during the next two days.
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