Hurricane Hunters investigating Cristobal have found that the system has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH with higher gusts. Minor strengthening is anticipated over the next couple of days as this system moves west of Bermuda possibly bringing tropical storm conditions to the island. Otherwise increased surf and dangerous waves will impact the Eastern United States this week.
HURRICANE CRISTOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042014
820 PM EDT MON AUG 25 2014
…CRISTOBAL BECOMES A HURRICANE…
REPORTS FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
CRISTOBAL HAS STRENGTHENED INTO A HURRICANE. THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE
ESTIMATED TO BE 75 MPH…120 KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
SUMMARY OF 820 PM EDT…0020 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 660 MI…1065 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…E OR 100 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.23 INCHES