Cristobal gains strength, now a hurricane

Posted at 7:25 PM, Aug 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-26 06:22:59-04

Cristobal strengthens to a hurricane and continues to pick up speed moving north of the Bahamas.

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The storm is centered about 620 miles Southwest of Bermuda. Cristobal will continue to pick up forward speed and take a slight northeast turn today.

The general north to northeast movement will continue with Cristobal passing between the East Coast and Bermuda on Wednesday, then a sharp northeast turn.

Cristobal is expected to strengthen over the next few days but will likely remain a category one hurricane. Based on the current forecast, we will only see high surf and high rip current risks for midweek.

Location: 26.0°N 71.9°W
Moving: N at 12 mph
Min pressure: 987 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph