National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Kate Picks Up Speed
MIAMI, Florida — Hurricane Kate continues to speed away from the U.S. and Canadian coasts with little impact to land, but will still create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions for Bermuda.
According to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center storm tracker in Miami, Florida, Kate was located about 985 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland as of 4 a.m. E.S.T.
Hurricane Kate is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts, and is moving to the northeast at 40 miles per hour. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
Hurricane Kate Projected Path
According to the National Hurricane Center’s official projected path update, Hurricane Kate is forecast to continue toward the northeast today, followed by a decrease in speed tonight and on Thursday. Kate is forecast to lose tropical characteristics by Thursday, but will remain a powerful tropical cyclone through that time.
Hurricane Kate Spaghetti Models
Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Hurricane Kate will follow the NHC forecast track.