Thursday, July 14, 2005

Emily Strengthening In The Caribbean

Hurricane Emily is reported to be strengthening in the Eastern Caribbean to a category 2 hurricane, according to The National Weather Services latest advisory on the storm.

Hurricane Emily's storm center is located near Latitude 12.7 North and Longitude 64.0 West with it's storm center approximately 560 miles or 905 kilometers Southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

As of 11:00 am AST Emily was moving toward the West-Northwest at approximately 18 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 100 mph or 160 Kilometers/hour. Emily is predicted to strengthen over the next 24 hours. Emily currently has hurricane strength winds reaching up to 35 miles or 55 kilometers from the storms center.

Below is a infrared satellite image of Hurricane Emily courtesy of NOAA taken at 11:00 am AST July 14, 2005.

Hurricane Emily as of July 14, 2005