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ALBERTO EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN FURTHER

Hurricane Alberto got a little stronger overnight Saturday over the Eastern Atlantic.
At 7 a.m. Sunday the center of the hurricane was located about 1,920 miles east of the Virgin Islands.
Alberto continues a westerly course at 17 miles per hour. Top winds have increased and are now estimated to be about 80 miles per hour with some slight strengthening expected in the next day or two.
The most recent advisory from the National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. Sunday placed the center at 14.4 degrees north latitude, 35.4 degrees west longitude.
Hurricane force winds extend outwards to 25 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend at least 85 miles from the center of the hurricane.
Meteorologist Alan Archer said Sunday morning the chances are good that the hurricane, which has been feeding off warm southeasterly winds despite being over cooler sea surface temperatures, will remain on either a west or west north-west course over the next several days.
"Several computer models had previously suggested that the storm would turn to the northwest," he said, "but its clear-cut now that there are not atmospheric conditions to facilitate that."
He said once the hurricane moves over warmer waters, in the general vicinity of 50 degrees west longitude, there should be more intensification. Archer estimated the hurricane would not come close to the islands of the Lesser Antilles before Thursday.
Advisories are being issued every six hours by the National Hurricane Center. The latest on the hurricane's track is available by calling the Knight Quality Stations weather information line at 774-4786.
Today's weather can be viewed by clicking on the rainbow at the top of the Source menu.
Sunday's forecast across the U.S. Virgin Islands calls for partly sunny skies and warm temperatures with the high reaching 90 degrees and the overnight low falling to 80.
Seas are three to four feet with winds from the east-northeast at 15-20 miles per hour.

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Hurricane Alberto got a little stronger overnight Saturday over the Eastern Atlantic.
At 7 a.m. Sunday the center of the hurricane was located about 1,920 miles east of the Virgin Islands.
Alberto continues a westerly course at 17 miles per hour. Top winds have increased and are now estimated to be about 80 miles per hour with some slight strengthening expected in the next day or two.
The most recent advisory from the National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. Sunday placed the center at 14.4 degrees north latitude, 35.4 degrees west longitude.
Hurricane force winds extend outwards to 25 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend at least 85 miles from the center of the hurricane.
Meteorologist Alan Archer said Sunday morning the chances are good that the hurricane, which has been feeding off warm southeasterly winds despite being over cooler sea surface temperatures, will remain on either a west or west north-west course over the next several days.
"Several computer models had previously suggested that the storm would turn to the northwest," he said, "but its clear-cut now that there are not atmospheric conditions to facilitate that."
He said once the hurricane moves over warmer waters, in the general vicinity of 50 degrees west longitude, there should be more intensification. Archer estimated the hurricane would not come close to the islands of the Lesser Antilles before Thursday.
Advisories are being issued every six hours by the National Hurricane Center. The latest on the hurricane's track is available by calling the Knight Quality Stations weather information line at 774-4786.
Today's weather can be viewed by clicking on the rainbow at the top of the Source menu.
Sunday's forecast across the U.S. Virgin Islands calls for partly sunny skies and warm temperatures with the high reaching 90 degrees and the overnight low falling to 80.
Seas are three to four feet with winds from the east-northeast at 15-20 miles per hour.