Ingrid Reaches Hurricane Strength

Ingrid Reaches Hurricane Strength

Ingrid has become the second hurricane of the season.
Hurricane Ingrid is forecast to move west into Mexico, posing no threat to the U.S.
Hurricane Ingrid is forecast to move west into Mexico, posing no threat to the U.S.
Ingrid has become the second hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic season. At 4:00pm central time, the storm was located in the southwest Gulf of Mexico, moving slowly north at about 7 miles per hour. 

Ingrid has maximum sustained winds at 75mph, which classifies it as a weak category 1 hurricane. Ingrid's minimum pressure has reached 987 millibars.

The storm is forecast to make a west turn into Mexico over the next few days, making a landfall along the northeastern Mexican coast around Monday afternoon as a weak hurricane. Thanks to warm gulf waters and the storm's slow movement, Hurricane Ingrid has a chance to strengthen this weekend, possibly developing maximum winds to 85 miles per hour. After the storm makes landfall early next week, it will weaken over land as it rains itself out by midweek.

This will be yet another storm this season to bring a large flooding threat to Mexico. The storm does not pose an immediate weather threat to the United States.

Official information about Ingrid and other hurricanes is available from the National Hurricane Center.
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