North Atlantic Hurricane update Sep 17th

Hurricane Igor with max winds of 105kts continues to affect the shipping lanes between Europe and the US Gulf Ports and the PCZ. Igor has grown into a very large storm with 12 ft or higher seas now extending 660-720nm to the north and 420nm to the south with significant wave heights of up to 50 ft likely within the eye wall. Hurricane force winds extend outward 90nm to the northeast and 40nm to the southwest while storm force (50kt+) winds extend outward 130nm to the northeast and 100nm to the southwest. Igor is forecast to pass close to Bermuda late Sunday then gradually weaken as it accelerates northeastward enroute towards the Grand Banks impacting shipping along routes to/from the US North of Hatteras and Canada… Read More