Hurricane Bill Update: Category 4 storm in Atlantic
Hurricane Bill became a dangerous Category 4 storm with top sustained winds near 135 mph early Wednesday, and forecasters said it could get even stronger as it howls over the open Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center said people in the Leeward Islands should monitor Bill's progress, though the core of the storm was expected to pass well to the northeast of the islands late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Hurricane Bill is still a major
storm and getting stronger. It
will come near Puerto Rico
and Haiti and could hit Bermuda.
It is not predicted to hit the
United States but its course could
change. It could possibly hit or come
near Newfoundland, Canada.
By week's end, however, New England and Nova Scotia may have to weather a swipe by what is expected to be, by then, a weaker Bill.
The weather forecasts still
call for this hurricane to miss
the United States but it could hit
Here is more on the track.
Hurricane Bill became a tropical depression Aug. about 740 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, By evening it had become a tropical storm of the season, with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.Bill was upgraded to a hurricane and turned north and gained strength.,. By Wednesday it had become a Category 4 storm, with winds of 135 mph.
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