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BREAKING: Tropical Storm Earl upgraded to a hurricane

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 at 3:22 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: Tropical Storm Earl has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane and will look to make landfall in Belize within the next 12 hours.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, USA has just made the announcement and published the below statement on their website:

HURRICANE EARL TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE 

…NOAA PLANE FINDS THAT EARL IS NOW A HURRICANE…

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft just reached Earl and measured maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), indicating that Earl is now a hurricane.

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…17.1N 86.0W

ABOUT 70 MI…110 KM NE OF ISLA ROATAN HONDURAS

ABOUT 150 MI…240 KM E OF BELIZE CITY

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…988 MB…29.18 INCHES

Forecaster Avila

According to forecasters, Hurricane Earl will bring heavy rains, flooding and high winds to Mexico, Belize and Honduras.

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