UPDATE: Hurricane Katia grows to Category 3 storm – #SurfReport #QuikPro


Hurricane Katia grows to Category 3 storm

Photo: This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

The Associated Press
Posted: 09/05/2011 03:25:56 AM MDT
Updated: 09/05/2011 02:49:07 PM MDT

MIAMI—Hurricane Katia has grown to a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean.

On Monday afternoon, Katia’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 116 mph (185 kph). That makes Katia a major hurricane, and some additional strengthening is expected later in the day.

Hurricane specialist Todd Kimberlain says it’s looking less likely that Katia will hit land but that wind from the storm could still affect the U.S. East Coast as it moves north.

For the full report on Hurricane Katia, go here:


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