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2 category 4 hurricanes in Atlantic: First time since 1926

September 20, 2010 by  
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MSNBC.COM writes about some current News involving our 2010 hurricane season.  

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39198154/ns/local_news-cleveland_oh/

UPDATE: As of 5pm Wednesday, Julia has weakened slightly to a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds to 125mph.

ORIGINAL POST: Julia has now the become the fourth Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic basin this year. Her sustained winds today have been clocked at 135 mph. She joins Igor as a major Cat 4 storm. This is the 1st time we’ve had two Category 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean at the same time since 1926.

The good news is upper level winds should steer Julia and Igor northward and away from the US mainland, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands. The only land threatened right now is the Island of Bermuda who should feels the effects of Igor this weekend. While the hurricanes themselves will not affect the US, high surf and dangerous wind currents will be a problem from Miami to Maine through the weekend as the storms brush by.

Julia is the fourth major hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Season. A major hurricane is defined as a storm with Cat 3 strength (111+ mph) or greater. All have reached Category 4 dand all have formed in the last 21 days! Earl and Danielle were the others to reach Cat 4.

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