Sunday, September 2, 2007
Hurricane Felix is now a "major" Category 3 hurricane as it rages over the warm waters of the Caribbean, aimed at Central America or Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, NWS and NHC weather forecasters report.
Felix passing Aruba!
FELIX -Current Storm Position as of Sep 2 - 18:00 UTC -Category 3 Hurricane
Maximum winds of 125 mph and a pressure of 964 mbLatitude: 13.4 Longitude: -71.2
Keep ya posted!
Its current storm position as of Sep 2 - 09:00 UTC. Latitude: 12.8 Longitude: -68.7 heading for the island of Aruba. Maximum winds of 100 mph and a pressure of 984 mb.
As of Sep 2 - 05:26 UTC. Hurricane Hunter KNHC AF306 just ahead of the storm reports, Altitude of Plane: 10036 feet. Wind Direction: 280°. Wind Speed: 32 knots. Temperature: 5°C Dewpoint: 5°C.. The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, becoming the second Atlantic hurricane of the season.
It had sustained maximum winds of at least 80 mph early Sunday. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch were in effect for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
At 2 a.m. EDT, Felix was centered about 45 miles northeast of Bonaire and 145 miles east of Aruba and was moving westward at about 18 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Forecasters said satellite images showed Felix steadily expanding in size.
Earlier in the day Felix brought heavy rains and strong winds to Grenada as a tropical storm, snapping small boats loose from their moorings, temporarily knocking out local radio and TV stations and toppling utility lines. No injuries were reported.
We got to keep an eye on this one!