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Hurricane Igor, which quickly intensified over the weekend, was poised on Monday to become a Category 5 storm -- the most-powerful on the Saffir-Simpson scale that measures tropical weather.
Igor, which started as a tropical storm on Saturday, rapidly intensified from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters described it as "large and powerful."
Originally posted by rajaten
Good thread ben s & f
What a name for a hurricane! "death by igor" sounds just terrible.
I saw on the news it is heading directly towards bermuda, I hope it doesnt stir up
any secret technologies under the sea (a _ l a n t i s )
Originally posted by rajaten
reply to post by Ben81
One thing to me is certain, and that is with the present state of strange weather and unpredictable floods, earthquakes and impact events, I wouldnt even trust where the experts think Igor is heading.
A little shove to the magnetics of the moon or an odd CME/filament might just push Igor into a CAT 6 that wipes out millions of people.
Lets keep an eye on this growing beast
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
reply to post by network dude
Yeah. The models and projections I've seen so far have it turning north Well before it nears the east coast, and far enough out that the cooler waters should have it downgrading quite rapidly after it makes that turn.
The Atlantic gained a second hurricane overnight as Tropical Storm Julia strengthened into a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Julia joins Hurricane Igor, which weakened early Tuesday, but still maintained its status as a powerful Category 4 storm as it churned far from land.
At 11 a.m. ET, Igor had top sustained winds of 135 mph (215 kph) and was moving to the west-northwest at 7 mph (11 kph), according to forecasters. The storm's center was about 710 miles (1,140 km) east of the northern Leeward Islands.
Igor, which started as a tropical storm on Saturday, rapidly intensified from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm Sunday
(CNN) -- Conditions from Hurricane Igor are expected to deteriorate Saturday as the "very large hurricane" stays on track to approach Bermuda this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Julia continues to diminish farther east in the Atlantic.
As of early Saturday morning, Igor was about 510 miles (825 km) south-southeast of Bermuda, according to the Miami, Florida-based hurricane center. It packed winds of about 110 mph (175 kph) and was headed northwest at about 13 mph (20 kph).
A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda, where Igor is projected to hit or approach by Sunday night.
"Adverse weather conditions will be begin to affect Bermuda" on Saturday evening, the weather agency said.
Igor is considered a "very large" hurricane, with hurricane-force winds extending up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
The hurricane is expected to dump 5 to 8 inches of rain over Bermuda.
"A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding on Bermuda," the hurricane center said. "The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves, especially along the southern coast."
The weather agency said swells will affect the east coast of the United States, Puerto Rico, the Leeward Islands, Hispanola and parts of the Bahamas over the weekend.
"These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents," the hurricane center said.
Also on Saturday morning, Tropical Storm Julia's maximum sustained winds weakened to 60 mph (95 kph), the weather agency said. As of 4 a.m. ET, Julia was about 1,525 miles (2,450 km) west-southwest of the Azores Islands and was headed northwest at about 18 mph (30 kph). No coastal warnings or watches were in effect from Julia.