Friday, July 15, 2005

The Weather Channel Reports Hurricane Emily Now A Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Emily has strengthened to a category 4 hurricane with winds of approximately 135 mph, The Weather Channel reports.

As of 11:00 pm AST Hurricane Emily's storm center was located near latitude 13.6 North and longitude 67.5 West, approximately 375 miles or 600 kilometers South-Southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

The National Weather Service is reporting that Emily is moving toward the West-Northwest at 20 mph or 32 Kilometers/hour with this path expected to continue for the next 24 hours.

United States Air Force Recon aircraft investigating Hurricane Emily have reported that Emily has maximum sustained winds of approximately 125 mph or 205 Kilometers/hour with some higher gust also reported.

The National Weather Services latest advisory on Hurricane Emily is available.

Below is a infrared satellite image of Hurricane Emily courtesy of NOAA taken at 11:00 pm AST July 15, 2005.

Hurricane Emily as of July 15, 2005