9/18/2010 Bermuda Pre Hurricane Igor Footage

Hurricane Igor is zeroing in on the Island of Bermuda and StormChasingVideo Weather Paparazzi Chris Collura was at Elbow Beach in Saint George Bermuda today and shot this footage of large waves hitting the shoreline.

While Hurricane Igor is still a large storm that is on track to hit Bermuda, looking at the latest USAF Hurricane Hunter recon data and the latest forecast discussion from the National Hurricane Center, it is no surprise that the storm is now Hurricane Igor is a Category One Hurricane with winds of 90 mph. (Cat 1 = Sustained winds 74-95 mph, 64-82 kt, or 119-153 km/hr).

This has been what the computer models have been forecasting for several days. Igor is now dying of rapidly and has lost it’s eye so if the storm continues to fall apart over the next 24 hours, the damage to the island of Bermuda will be minimal since the buildings on the island are designed to withstand major hurricanes.

The man concern now for Bermuda is for the large waves that were generated by Igor when it was still a Major Hurricane several days ago. If the storm drops below hurricane strength before making landfall, my other forecast is for everyone in the media to reuse the term “Dodged The Bullet” with regards to Igor. It is more like the forecast models nailed it and Bermuda will take a hit but won’t be knocked out.

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