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September 8, 2010

Dr. Frankenstein ... Igor is here to see you

It's happened. Igor has appeared just off the West African coast, and he's coming this way. Igor (it's "EE-gor" not "EYE-gor") is certain to become the butt of bad jokes by meteorologists and David Letterman in the coming week. Just to get you up to speed on the "Young Frankenstein" movie dialogue many of Igor NHCthese jokes will reference, here is a sampling.

The ninth named storm of the Atlantic season reached tropical storm force earlier today. The National Hurricane Center at 11 a.m. Wednesday said the storm was located about 95 miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands, moving slowly to the west at 8 mph.

Igor's top sustained winds were blowing at just 40 mph, but hurricane watchers seem to have high hopes for the lad. AccuWeather.com has predicted it will become the season's next hurricane, and may (or may not) reach the continental U.S.:

"Igor could continue to plow westward toward the Antilles into next week, or could be picked up and turned northward by a trough of low pressure expected to drop in off the East Coast of the U.S. - Alex Sasnowski, senior meteorologist, AccuWeather.com

Here is the latest advisory on Igor. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from space.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:06 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

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Watch out this is going to be the real deal igor has all the right temps speed to be a monster like we have not seen since andrew camille big names plz be prepared its got the same pattern as andrew. late warm upflow mark this date on your calender because earl was a dud dont confuse that with igor plz

FR: It's way too early to make that kind of prediction. This morning, Igor is very weak and drifting north toward the Cape Verde Islands.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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