Monday, August 23, 2010

Tropical Storm Danielle Update Monday Morning

Tropical Depression #6 is now Tropical Storm Danielle after strengthening yesterday as a result of a burst of convection. You can see Danielle on the right of this satellite image. (Tropical Storm Frank in the Pacific is on the left side of the image just south of Mexico.) Danielle will continue to move to the west-northwest today through the open central Atlantic, not impacting any landmasses. Maximum sustained winds as of early Monday morning are at 50 mph, with higher gusts around 65 mph.
The long-range data indicates Danielle will steer clear of the U.S. mainland, and may even bypass Bermuda to the east. Danielle should reach hurricane strength by Tuesday at the current rate of intensification, and forecast data indicates this will be the case:

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