Sep 16, 2011

DAY 107

The 3rd hurricane of the season has finally arrived in the Atlantic. Maria became a hurricane this afternoon as she moved passed Bermuda. She is still a hurricane tonight with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and minimum central pressure of 984 mb. 

(Hurricane Maria)

Hurricane Maria does not have a classic hurricane shape however. From the visible satellite you can see the two long arms to the south and north of Maria. This is what a tropical system looks like when it is transitioning into a sub-tropical storm. 

(Hurricane Maria)

Once Maria got picked up by that trough, she accelerated and is now moving northeast at 43 mph. She is expected to remain a hurricane for another 8-12 hours and possibley still be at hurricane strength when she hits Newfoundland tomorrow evening.

(Hurricane Maria)

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