Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Danny Develops: Tropical Storm Potential Threat to East Coast

Tropical Storm Danny developed this morning from an area of showers and thunderstorms northeast of the Bahamas. The storm is expected to develop into a hurricane which could potentially threaten the East Coast within 3 to 5 days.

At 11 am EDT, the storm was moving west-northwest at 18 mph from a position about 775 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras. Forward speed is expected to decrease through tomorrow. Based on NOAA aircraft reconnaissance, maximum winds are 45 mph; some slow strengthening is possible in the next couple of days, and the storm could become a hurricane off the North Carolina coast.

The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows a 30% or greater probability of tropical storm force winds along much of the East Coast from North Carolina northward.

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