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September 21, 2010

Igor still at hurricane force, now 900 miles wide

The amazing Igor continues to prowl the Atlantic. The gigantic storm has lost its tropical engine, but it remains a formidible storm, with top winds of 80 mph, and a breadth that has now topped 900 miles.

Hurricane IgorHurricane Warnings are posted for parts of Newfoundland and there's a Tropical Storm Watch up for the French-owned islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon.

Incredibly, this gigantic storm is still stirring the waters from Atlantic Canada to the Bahamas:

"LARGE SWELLS ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES WILL
BE SUBSIDING TONIGHT.  SWELLS WILL BE SLOW TO SUBSIDE IN NOVA
SCOTIA...NEWFOUNDLAND...PUERTO RICO...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...
HISPANIOLA...AND PORTIONS OF THE BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.  THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND
RIP CURRENTS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER
OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION."

Here is the final advisory for Igor from the National Hurricane Center. Here is the very bizarre forecast storm track. And here is the view from orbit.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 4:42 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

Comments

What the hell, Hudson Bay needs a tropical storm every now and then.

BTW, Accuweather is predicting 90+ highs the next 3 days. That's noteworthy for late September, if yer into the local weather thing.

Frank,
With forecast highs in the upper 80's today tomorrow and Friday, and our tendencies to strech those on warm days. It looks like we will add 2 or 3 more 90' days to our already impressive totals for this summer. If we add 3 that will bring the total to 61 or 62 right? When will you declare the winner of the prediction contest? Love your blog, read it everyday, thanks!

FR: By my count (and the NWS), BWI has seen 56 days of 90-plus weather this year, through Tuesday. If we get two more this week, or 3, that would bring us to 58 or 59 days. We have eight readers still in contention for the Grand (and only) Prize. All but one guessed in the 60s. I'm aiming to crown the winner in mid-October, by which time nearly all record highs for BWI are in the 80s.

Igor's making a UTurn! He's going to try and come back down the coast.

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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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