Posted: Sep 13, 2010 11:50 AM by Melissa Canone
MIAMI (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Igor roared far out in the
Atlantic Monday, with forecasters expecting it to remain over open
water through at least the end of the week.
Igor was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near
150 mph (240 kph). The forecast track shows it staying well south
of Bermuda for the next five days. It's too early to tell if it
might threaten land beyond that.
Igor was about 880 miles (1,420 kilometers) east of the Northern
Leeward Islands and moving west near 10 mph (17 kph). A turn toward
the west-northwest was expected Monday night or Tuesday, the
National Hurricane Center said.
Also in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Julia was moving west, away
from the southern Cape Verde Islands. Julia was about 115 miles
(185 kilometers) west of the southernmost islands and moving
west-northwest near 14 mph (22 kph).
The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph)
and Julia could become a hurricane in a few days.
Officials issued a tropical storm warning for parts of the Cape
Verde Islands including Maio, Sao Tiago, Fogo and Brava.