Hurricane Julia Joins Igor in Atlantic | NBC 6 South Florida

Hurricane Julia Joins Igor in Atlantic

Category 4 Igor trailed by 75 mph Julia



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    ATLANTIC OCEAN - SEPTEMBER 13: In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Igor (L) and Tropical Storm Julia churn east of the northern Leeward Islands September 13, 2010 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from space. According to the National Hurricane Center Igor is traveling west near 13 MPH, with maximum sustained winds near 150 MPH and is a category 4 hurricane with additional strengthening is possible over the next few days. It has become the Atlantic season�s most powerful hurricane but forecasters predict it will turn north and bypass the mainland U.S. Just behind Igor is Tropical Storm Julia who is located south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, with winds near 40 MPH. This system is moving west-northwest near 14 MPH. This system could become a hurricane within the next 12 to 24 hours. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

    Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season.

    Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph (120 kph) with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so.

    The hurricane is located about 330 miles (535 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).

    Meanwhile, powerful Hurricane Igor is moving west-northwest in the Atlantic on a track that could take the Category 4 storm toward Bermuda.

    The National Hurricane Center in Miami says swells from Igor will begin affecting the Leeward Islands on Tuesday and reach into Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday night and Wednesday.