Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hurricane Danielle

Surf's up! Look's like there will be some nice motion in the ocean over the next week for surfers on the Atlantic Coast. Right now the estimated track for the hurricane keeps this storm over open water and the Eastern Seaboard out of harms way. This storm is still a way's out and we'll keep you informed on any major developments. Article provided by Reuter's News.

"Hurricane Danielle unexpectedly weakened in the open Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday and was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, as winds eased from 100 miles per hour to 80 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The storm still posed no threat to energy interests in the Gulf of Mexico as it headed west-northwest and well to the east of Bermuda.
The NHC said the low-level center of Danielle became exposed and, as a result, the eyewall became eroded.

Slow strengthening was still expected, with the intensity at days four and five holding just below major hurricane strength, but the storm's peak intensity was now seen at Category 2 with winds between 96 and 110 mph and not a previously forecast Category 3 peak intensity.

Computer models showed Danielle curving to the northwest on a path that would keep it over open seas, then turning more northerly well to the east of Bermuda."
(Reporting by Eileen Moustakis; Editing by Marguerita Choy)


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