Hurricane Danny is this little storm in the Atlantic has increased maximum wind speeds to 85 mph and continues on a steady track to the west northwest. This will reach the edge of the Caribbean Islands after the weekend, but is expected to weaken. While tracking and reading about this storm, it is important to keep in mind two sides. 1) Danny is expected to run into opposing upper level winds and dry air that should drop this down to tropical storm intensity over the weekend. This is a common deterrent in an El Nino year. 2) Despite slower surface winds, there will be heavy rain passing over the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The track farther out is still uncertain since it depends on the weather pattern over the US and Gulf of Mexico. There is some indication this might curve towards the Bahamas and might clip the Florida coast, but that is still premature with more than a week to go.
The majority of computer projections show Danny weakening before making landfall after the weekend.
Below are a comparison of forecast tracks from various computer models and the official National Hurricane Center forecast cone.
Various Satellite Perspectives
Tropical Posts: Hurricane Info
- 2015 Atlantic Storm Names and Forecast
- History of naming Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
- Tropical Storm Formation: Origin Maps For Each 10 Days Of Season, Video
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