Rafael Becomes a Hurricane in the Atlantic

Rafael became a hurricane in the Atlantic on Monday and is expected to pass close to Bermuda late on Tuesday, Hurricane Center in Miami reports.

At 6:45pm on Monday, Rafael had maximum winds of 75 miles per hour and moving north at 10 miles per hour, about 560 miles south of Bermuda, where a tropical storm warning is in effect for the island. Right now at 8pm it’s strengthening and has maximum winds of 85 mph.

Rafael is the ninth hurricane of the 2012 season.

Source: National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Noe I. for Windows of the World.

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