At 8am EDT, the center of Hurricane Irene was located about 55 miles Southeast of Acklins Island, Bahamas, and moving West/Northwest at 9 mph.
Maximum sustained winds were 115 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 28.26 inches of mercury (957 millibars).
The thinking surrounding the forecast track and intensity are largely unchanged from my last detailed post on the subject yesterday evening. I'll make a similar, updated post later today.
The latest official National Hurricane Center track forecast is below (also largely unchanged from yesterday evening):
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