Hurricane Irene Update (0500 UTC 8/23/2011)

Hurricane Irene is now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center as of 11:00pm AST (0300 UTC):

LOCATION...19.9N 69.2W
ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM SE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 100 MI...155 KM E OF PUERTO PLATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...160 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB...28.94 INCHES

Figure 1. 11:00 pm EDT NHC track of Hurricane Irene.

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