Arthur Is Now the First Atlantic Hurricane of 2014: AIR Worldwide

BOSTON, July 3, 2014 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Arthur officially became a hurricane at about 5 a.m. EDT today… when maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and central pressure of 985 mb were reported by Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar. At that time the storm was located some 190 miles (305 km) southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, but the track of the storm has since begun to shift a little to the northeast and its forward speed has increased slightly. According to the…

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Cyclone Lua Poised to Make Landfall on Port Hedland

BOSTON, March 16, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the fifth cyclone of the season in Australia, Cyclone Lua is poised to make landfall as a strong Category 3 storm (on the Australia tropical cyclone scale) sometime tomorrow morning between Pardoo and Walall. This region is home to Australia’s largest iron ore port as well as several oil and gas facilities. As of the Australia Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) 8:52 p.m. WST advisory today, Cyclone Lua was about 390 kilometers north-northwest of Port Hedland and 495 kilometers…

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Hurricane Jova Poised to Make Landfall on Mexico’s West Coast

BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2011 — According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, with its outer rain bands already bringing heavy rainfall to Mexico’s southwest coast, Hurricane Jova is poised to make landfall as a strong Category 2 hurricane in Jalisco state this afternoon or early evening between the port city of Manzanillo in Colima state in the south and the resort city of Puerto Valarta in the north. “Hurricane Jova is moving toward the northeast at about five mph, and this forward speed is expected to increase slightly today,” said…

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