Hurricane Katia Swell Arrives on the East Coast

As of 11:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, September 5, 2011 (NHC Advisory #30): Hurricane Katia has strengthened and is now packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. Katia is currently moving northwest (310°) at 13 mph, and is forecast to strengthen further, possibly becoming a Category 3 hurricane later today.

Southeast swell from Katia is already hitting the East Coast, with moderate to long period energy being reported from Florida all the way to Massachusetts. Swell conditions are forecast to intensify over the next few days as Katia strengthens and continues to track to the northwest.

Check out our buoy map for real-time swell and forecast information from a station near you.