Colleagues, FORECAST: HURRICANE IGOR is barely a Category one hurricane and 100 miles north of Bermuda, headed NE at 20 mph. Bermuda did experience hurricane force winds, and will experience Tropical Storm force winds throughout the morning hours at least. Much of the remaining furry of IGOR is to its north, as it becomes extratropical. IGOR will continue to weaken slowly, but likely tor remain a Category 1 hurricane for a day or so as it transitions to an extra-tropical Low. Bermuda's weather well be will be recovering soon.
DISCUSSION: Everything pretty much as forecast. Julia is dying and going NE in the mid Atlantic. There is a weak disturbance near Cape Verde, but so far, it has not shown it's hand in terms of development, but in a day or so, I will know.
NEXT FORECAST: Tuesday morning will likely be the last until a new storm system develops, probably toward the end of the week.
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