Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hurricane Igor Moving Closer to Bermuda

The above satellite image shows Hurricane Igor moving toward Bermuda this morning.  At 7am CDT, the center of Igor was located 190 miles South of Bermuda...and moving North at 13 mph.  Maximum sustained winds were 85 mph.  

Below is a radar image taken a few moments ago from the Bermuda radar.  You can see the eye of Igor advancing toward the lower left corner of the image:

Heavy squalls with tropical storm force winds are already battering the island early this morning.  The picture below was taken by Bermuda News just a few moments ago and shared via Twitter:

Hurricane force winds can be expected by this afternoon.  Very heavy surf and storm surge will cause significant coastal flooding as well.

Late tonight into early Monday morning...Igor will turn more toward the Northeast and move out to sea.  He is not currently forecast to directly affect any landmasses again until perhaps reaching the outskirts of the Canadian Maritimes by mid week.

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