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2010-09-15 12:41:59

Hurricane Igor is a monster hurricane in terms of strength and size. To get a perspective on its size, it is the same distance from one end of the storm to the other as it is from Boston, Mass. to Richmond, Va., some 550 miles. That's a 10-hour drive from one end to the other, and NASA satellites captured that entire distance in one image. Because Hurricane Igor is a large storm and even if Igor doesn't make a direct landfall in Bermuda, the extent of the winds (the wind field) is so large...

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2010-09-01 18:00:00

Infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed some strong convection building in Tropical Storm Fiona, and her maximum sustained winds increased from 40 mph yesterday to 60 mph this morning The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Fiona's cold cloud tops on August 31 at 1:05 p.m. EDT and showed two major areas of strong convection (rapidly rising air that forms the thunderstorms that power a tropical cyclone)...

2008-10-01 12:00:14

Former Tropical Storm Laura was over cold North Atlantic waters east of Newfoundland Wednesday and will pose no threat to land, U.S. forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 11 a.m. EDT, the storm was about 315 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland, moving north-northeast near 18 mph. The forecast track projects the storm will turn east and pass south of Greenland and then pass south of Iceland by Saturday. Sustained winds had decreased to near 45 mph and the...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

Hurricane Bertha reverted to a Category 2 storm Tuesday with 105 mph winds in the mid-Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to weaken further. At 11 a.m., forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Bertha was about 660 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 975 miles southeast of Bermuda. Hurricane-force winds extended from the center 30 miles outward and tropical storm-force winds reached out 115 miles, the report said. The system was moving...

2008-07-08 09:00:36

Hurricane Bertha had strengthened Tuesday to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds in the mid-Atlantic Ocean but was forecast to start weakening. At 5 a.m., forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Bertha was about 675 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1,035 miles southeast of Bermuda. Hurricane-force winds extended from the center 30 miles outward and tropical storm-force winds reached out 115 miles, the report said. The system was...

2006-08-31 10:01:45

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for a portion of coastline from South Carolina to North Carolina on Thursday as Tropical Storm Ernesto gained strength over the Atlantic. Ernesto's maximum sustained winds had reached 60 mph (95 kph) by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT), below the 74 mph (119-kph) threshold for it to be classified as a hurricane, the Miami-based center said, adding that no significant further strengthening was expected before landfall.

2005-07-09 12:52:04

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis, weakened to a Category 2 hurricane after crossing Cuba, was churning west of the Florida Keys with winds near 100 mph on Saturday morning, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Dennis may strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane as it moves across warmer waters in The Gulf of Mexico, but much will depend on how organized the storm's eye can become, the Hurricane Center said. "It would not take much convection to develop around the eye for Dennis to...


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