Irene is the first hurricane in the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Here is the very latest on Irene as of 7:00 am AST:
LOCATION...18.8N 66.8W ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM WNW OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO ABOUT 105 MI...165 KM E OF PUNTA CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 INCHES
For the latest on Irene, please visit hurricanes.gov for more information.
Irene is still expect to move in a west-northwest direction for at least 2 more days before the mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic begins to weaken a bit. Once it begins to weaken, Irene will begin moving in a northwesterly direction.