National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Joaquin Now Labeled Category 4

By  //  October 1, 2015

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Hurricane Joaquin has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane. Central Bahamas will experience hurricane force winds and heavy rain throughout the night. (NHC Image)

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Hurricane Joaquin has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane. Central Bahamas will experience hurricane force winds and heavy rain throughout the night.

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• Max Sustained winds estimated at 130 mph.

• Cell is moving southwest at 6 mph

• Expected to move north Friday heading into Saturday

• Joaquin’s center is located about 70 miles south-southeast of San Salvador in the central Bahamas

• Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft flying through Hurricane Joaquin Thursday morning found estimated surface winds at roughly 135 mph, in the southwestern eyewall’s deep thunderstorms.

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