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FORECAST: HURRICANE DANIELLE is about 1000 miles east of the Leeward Islands traveling WNW at 20 mph. and with msw winds of 100 mph, making it a Category 2 Hurricane. The path will gradually turn more northward, but remain well off shore. HURRICANE DANIELLE will continue to intensify through Thursday becoming a Category 3 (a major hurricane) tomorrow. After Thursday, it will begin its final weakening. No threat to the USA.
DISCUSSION: By Friday, DANIELLE, will be at the latitude of Miami but 1500 miles east of Florida. By Sunday, DANIELLE will pass 150 miles east of Bermuda, but the island could get some rain and squalls. As the week progresses, DANIELLE will begin to turn more Northerly as the ridge begins to weaken. Still, no threat to the USA. Haiti can profit from the lull in the wind and rain in that country's effort to recover from the earthquakes. This is certainly good for them to not have to contend with more natural disasters for awhile. But that luck is unlikely to survive the rest of the Hurricane Season.
There is another area of tropical disturbance just emerging from Africa. This could be be our next storm in a few days. It is that time of year.
NEXT FORECAST: We will continue to follow this because this storm will become a Major Hurricane (category 3 or greater, msw wind speeds greater than 111 mph) Next forecast Wed morning.
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