Igor slowly building to hurricane strength

| 11/09/2010

(CNS): Igor, which has been slowly travelling across the Atlantic over the last few days is building in strength and expected to become a hurricane later today. At 9:00am this morning the storm was about 915 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Maximum sustained winds are now at 70 mph with higher gusts and Igor is moving westward at 21 mph. The NHC said this motion was expected to continue for the next two days before the storm moves northward. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre, forecasters said. Meanwhile, a storm could be brewing much closer to home as an area of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern Caribbean appears conducive for development the NCH stated.

 
Forecaster have given the are of low pressure a 60% chance of becoming a tropical depression as it moves westward into the central and western Caribbean sea.
 
A vigorous tropical wave located near the west coast of Africa is also showing some signs of organization and the NHC said this may develop over the next couple of days as it moves to the west or west-northwest at 10 to 15mph. There is a 30 percent chance of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next two days.
 
 
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  1. Chet O. Ebanks says:

    Just a correction to my earlier post it should have read the low pressure is 92 L and not 94 L. 

  2. Chet O. Ebanks says:

    Good Morning All, I have looked at the weather this morning and I see where the low pressure system known as 94 L has balloned overnight. By the looks of this Julia has already formed. I am wondering why the local authorities and our weather office here hasn’t issued any warning to the residents of The Cayman islands as predictions has it that we will be getting 6 to 8 inches of rain on Monday and Tuesday, the time to act is now get prepared everyone.  May God continue to bless the beloved isles cayman islands and keep us all safe.