Trilogy of Atlantic Storms: Florence, Isaac, Helene; Category 4 Florence (140 MPH) Expected To Become A Category 5 Hurricane

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Category 4 Hurricane Florence with 140 mph (220 km/h) sustained winds is menacing the Carolinas and Virginia. It is expected to become a Category 5 Hurricane. Tropical Storm Isaac menaces the Lesser Antilles and Caribbean. Hurricane Helene looks like it is turning toward Europe. See updates here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov , weather.gov and your preferred weather source.

Hurricane Florence:
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…26.4N 64.1W
ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM S OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 975 MI…1570 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…140 MPH…220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…944 MB…27.88 INCHES
” (NHC)
The updated NHC intensity forecast once again calls for additional intensification and brings Florence to near category 5 strength within the next 24 to 36 hours. After 48 hours, a slight increase in southwesterly shear could result in some weakening, but Florence is expected…

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