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" Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Igor became the Atlantic season’s most powerful hurricane, packing winds of 150 miles per hour over open waters east of the Caribbean, and Tropical Storm Julia near the Cape Verde Islands is now the year’s 10th named system.

Igor, ranked a “major” Category-4 storm, may intensify today into the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on the 5-step Saffir-Simpson scale in three years, the National Hurricane Center said in a website advisory at about 4:45 a.m. Miami time. The system was 940 miles (1,515 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands heading west at 13 mph.

While Igor isn’t forecast to hit land anytime over the next five days, it may threaten Bermuda, according to a map on the hurricane center’s website. Julia, with 40 mph winds, was “very near” the southern Cape Verde Islands off west Africa and may dump as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rainfall, the center said. "

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