August 30th, 2010
06:19 PM ET

Hurricane Earl grows to Category 4

CNN Wire Staff

Miami, Florida (CNN) - It's increasingly stormy in the Atlantic as Hurricane Earl, Tropical Storm Danielle and now Tropical Storm Fiona all occupied different areas of the ocean Monday.

Earl was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane as it strengthened and lumbered across the Atlantic. Its sustained winds rose to 135 mph (215 kph), the National Hurricane Center said, and as of 5 p.m. ET, the storm was moving away from the Virgin Islands.

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  1. Annie Kate

    Hopefully Danielle and Fiona will not get to a Cat 4 like Earl. I saw on the weather channel that Earl is predicted to hit somewhere between the Outer Banks and New England. Last time a large hurricane hit NC they had terrible flooding (and several more hurricanes hit them that year). Hurricane season is picking up just like the hurricane forecasters said; I hope we can duck most of the storms and that the Gulf coast who has had more than its share of trouble lately can duck the whole season. To me, a good hurricane is one that fizzles out over the ocean – I'm hoping for this.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm |