Tropical Storm Ernesto Strengthening and Headed Towards Belize: AIR

Tropical Storm Ernesto

BOSTON, August 6, 2012  – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, as of 11:00 AM Monday, Tropical Storm Ernesto is increasing in intensity and has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm’s forward speed has slowed to 9 mph, which has allowed it to become more organized and begin forming an eye. “Just 24 hours ago, Ernesto had a forward speed of 21 mph due to a strong ridge of high pressure that had built north of its track, which kept it moving westward instead of curving northward,”…

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