Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Igor Still A Hurricane off Newfoundland, Heading for Arctic

Canadian Hurricane Center

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Hurricane igor intermediate information statement issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre of Environment Canada at 12.30 PM NDT Tuesday 21 September 2010.

The next statement will be issued by 3.30 PM NDT

...Rainfall totals reported at st. Lawrence in excess of 200 millimetres...Flooding and washouts reported...Hurricane Force gusts reported at coastal stations in southern Newfoundland...

At 12.30 PM NDT... Hurricane igor was located near latitude 46.4 N and longitude 52.9 W... About 20 nautical miles or 35 km South of Cape Race.

Igor is moving towards the north-northeast at 45 knots...85 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 70 knots... 130 km/h and central pressure at 952 MB.

Igor is showing signs of tracking somewhat further west than The forecast track issued this morning....Taking the storm Closer to the Eastern Avalon Peninsula.

Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings are continued for southern and Eastern Newfoundland.

Public and marine interests are advised to monitor forecasts And warnings issued for their region by Environment Canada.

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