Igor to skirt Canada, Tropical Storm Lisa forms

Tropical Storm Lisa formed in the far eastern Atlantic as the 12th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic season.

Igor to skirt Canada, Tropical Storm Lisa forms

Hurricane Igor raced northeastward on Tuesday on a track that will pass energy operations in eastern Canada, while Tropical Storm Lisa formed in the far eastern Atlantic as the 12th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic season.

A hurricane watch was in effect for part of the coast of Newfoundland. Offshore energy operations in the Grand Banks region were closely watching Igor.

Lisa, which formed early on Tuesday, was located about 530 miles (850 km) west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and posed no immediate threat to land or energy assets.

Igor, which has been a large hurricane and over the weekend pounded Bermuda on its northwards path, was packing winds of 75 mph (120 kph) as it sprinted northeast at 45 miles per hour (75 kph), the U.S National Hurricane Center said.

Its center was expected to move near the southeastern tip of Newfoundland on Tuesday morning.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Lisa was moving slowly north at 5 mph (8 kph). It was too early to say whether Lisa's eventual track, which the hurricane center saw heading northwest through Sunday, might pose any threat to the U.S. East Coast or the Caribbean.

The Miami-based center predicted some strengthening of Lisa this week but did not see it becoming a hurricane at least through Sunday.

 

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