Hurricane Katia Update September 6: Katia Moves Away from US but Rip Currents Threaten East Coast, Bermuda

By on Sep 6, 2011 in Announcement, Science, United States, Weather Comments

The update on Hurricane Katia, September 6, issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shows that Katia has moved away from the US. This is an excerpt from NHC:

MAJOR HURRICANE KATIA MOVING STEADILY NORTHWESTWARD…DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS REMAIN THE MAIN HAZARD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST AND BERMUDA

Reportedly, the rip currents can be life threatening to surfers in the next coming days, and are advised to consult local weather forecasts.



Hurricane Katia’s Path
Image Credit: nhc.noaa.gov

At  5:00 AM AST, Tuesday, September 6, 2011, Katia’s location is  at 26.5°N 65.1°W, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, and  moving North West at 10 mph and a minimum pressure of 950 mb.

Further reports from the NHC showed that there were no coastal watches or warnings issued, just like last Katia’s  September 4 reports, as of 5:00 AM AST, September 6.



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