Hurricane Igor Gains Strength; Will Miss U.S.
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In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and... News Photo 10405128509.13,2010,Aboard,Atlantic Ocean,Atmospheric Administration,Bestof,Butter Churn,Hand Out,Horizontal,Hurricane - Storm,Hurricane Igor,Igor - Film Title,Image,Julia,Leeward Islands,National Oceanic,Satellite View,Setting,Space,Storm,Topics,Topix,Tropical Storm,WeatherPhotographer HandoutCollection: Getty Images News 2010 NOAAATLANTIC OCEAN - SEPTEMBER 13: In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Igor churns east of the northern Leeward Islands September 13, 2010 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from space. According to the National Hurricane Center Igor is traveling west near 13 MPH, with maximum sustained winds near 150 MPH and is a category 4 hurricane with additional strengthening is possible over the next few days. It has become the Atlantic season?s most powerful hurricane but forecasters predict it will turn north and bypass the mainland U.S. Just behind Igor is Tropical Storm Julia who is located south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, with winds near 40 MPH. This system is moving west-northwest near 14 MPH. This system could become a hurricane within the next 12 to 24 hours. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)