Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

A single source reference on tropical weather predictions. With a traditional focus on the upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast we've maintained links to track all Atlantic Basin, Caribbean and eastern Pacific storm systems. We are now expanding our view to tropical storms throughout the world intending to be a comprehensive global storm tracking resource.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hurricane Fred Strengthens

Initially, Hurricane Fred was not expected to intensify beyond tropical storm strength. Now that storm is a category 2 storm and continues to grow. Fred may reach Cat 3 status before slowly dying as he moves to the north.  (CNN)

    At 5 a.m. ET, Fred was packing winds of 105 mph (165 km/hr) and was about 500 miles (805 km) west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.

    Fred was moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/hr) and was expected to turn toward the northwest and then the north-northwest over the next few days as its forward speed decreases

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