We always knew Igor had what it took to be a hurricane, despite early, and rather embarrassing, fluctuations in intensity. Now, Igor is a Category Four hurricane with prospects for additional strengthening. There are no current warnings or watches, and the Hurricane Prediction center is not saying a lot about what is supposed to happen after the end of the week when Igor has drifted to the middle of the ocean, weakened slightly, and is pointing more or less a North Carolina but so far away as to not be anything like a threat. Yet.
Most hurricanes with this path make a strong right turn at some point and head towards Iceland (though they never make it there). But sometimes they don’t. I suspect we’ll hear some very important forecasts late Monday or early Tuesday.
In the mean time, have a look at Igor. Nice looking storm, despite the hump in the lower right hand corner .