Hurricane Irene, Now A Major Hurricane (8/24/2011)

Figure 1. IR satellite of Hurricane Irene.

With winds of 115 mph, Hurricane Irene has now become a major Category 3 hurricane. This storm is well defined and dangerous.

Here is the latest as of 1200 UTC, today:

SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.9N 73.3W
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM SE OF ACKLINS ISLAND BAHAMAS
ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM SE OF NASSAU
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES

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