Observation Hill weather blog: One image, three hurricanes
Observation Hill Northland weather information, photos and history ... well, almost. This NASA satellite view from Wednesday shows, from right, Hurricane Julia, Hurricane Igor and - at far left - soon-to-be Hurricane Karl over Mexico's Yucatan Pe...
Northland weather information, photos and history
… well, almost. This NASA satellite view from Wednesday shows, from right, Hurricane Julia, Hurricane Igor and – at far left – soon-to-be Hurricane Karl over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (it was a tropical storm at the time).
Karl hit Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday with sustained winds of 115 mph; it quickly weakened to a tropical storm. Two storm-related fatalities were reported; observers reported eight inches of rain in 90 minutes as the storm pushed ashore. Here’s a photo from the Associated Press of storm damage near Veracruz:
Meanwhile, Hurricane Igor (that seems like an appropriately ominous name for a hurricane) is moving over the Atlantic, possibly toward Bermuda by the end of the weekend; a hurricane warning is in effect. Here’s a National Hurricane Center map of Igor’s forecast track:
Hurricane Igor had sustained winds near 105 mph on Friday evening – still dangerous, though down from peak winds of more than 150 mph earlier in the week.
The third storm, Hurricane Julia, was barely holding on to hurricane status with winds near 75 mph on Friday. It’s expected to stay well out over the central Atlantic.
For complete information on all these storms, check out the National Hurricane Center’s website .
By the way, here is the complete list of Atlantic tropical storm names for 2010; the next storm will be Lisa:
Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie, Walter
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