Advertising

Originally published Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Katia gaining strength, could become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) is gaining strength as it moves quickly across the Atlantic and could become a hurricane later in the day.

The Associated Press

No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

MIAMI —

Tropical Storm Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) is gaining strength as it moves quickly across the Atlantic and could become a hurricane later in the day.

Early Wednesday, Katia's maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 kph) with additional strengthening expected. The storm's forecast track shows it could become a major hurricane over the weekend.

Katia is centered about 985 miles (1,585 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 21 mph (33 kph).

The storm's name replaces Katrina in the rotating storm roster because of the catastrophic damage from the 2005 storm that devastated New Orleans.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon




Advertising