HURRICANE IGOR, HURRICANE JULIA, Tropical Storm Karl 9/16/2010 5:00 am

Colleagues, Forecasts still right on, just waiting for these storms to be over, which will happen early to mid next week.

FORECAST: HURRICANE IGOR is still a Cat. 4 hurricane moving WNW, soon to be NW at 135 mph. It will gradually weaken, as continues to head straight for Bermuda. It will not be a major storm when it gets there, but more importantly, a small miss once there could mean a 50% reduction of wind speed on the islands. Should hit Bermuda Sunday morning. Still will produce some rougher seas near the US coast, North Carolina and north.

HURRICANE JULIA is weakening but will hang around the mid Atlantic until early next week. No threat to anything that doesn't get in the way.

Tropical storm Karl is now in the eastern Bay of Campeche where with winds of 40 mph. As it heads toward Mexico, 'cross the Bay, it will pick up a few mph. No threat to the USA.

DISCUSSION: Just following forecast for the for the next 3 days for sure. Only question is will IGOR miss Bermuda by some 10s of miles which would help them out a lot.

NEXT FORECAST: Friday morning

Peter Ray

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