Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tropical Storm Igor Named

The 9th named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season developed today from a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa. Tropical Storm Igor is a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph right now. However, strengthening is expected over the next couple of days, when it could become a hurricane by week's end. A subtropical ridge of high pressure in the central Atlantic should steer Igor in a general westward track through the weekend. It is still too soon to say whether Igor will track to the U.S., but we'll be monitoring the steering winds and strength of the system over the next week!

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