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August 10, 2005

Irene clinging to life, Fernanda undergoing rapid strengthening

Tropical Depression Irene is showing much more life today than any recent time. There is moderate convection surrounding the "center" of circulation. Outflow to the northwest is also showing signs of life again. Overnight Irene was even showing that there was a closed circulation but this morning is bringing her a little more life. Maximum sustained winds are around 35 mph with a central pressure of 1009 mb.

Tropical Storm Fernanda is continuing to show signs of steady strengthening. Deep convection is surrounding the center of circulation with healthy outflow and banding features. Fernanda is forecast to reach hurricane strength soon. However, Fernanda is posing no threat to any land mass and will likely only disturb shipping.
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