August 26, 2010


A triple threat?
Courtesy of The NHC

Hurricane Danielle was recent upgraded to a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale (Hurricane version of the well known Richter scale), and according to The National Hurricane Center shows signs of being upgraded again in the coming hours. Danielle is currently only 1 MPH short of being a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum winds reaching 110 MPH at present time.

Tropical Storm Earl follows close behind Danielle, and although it has not been named a hurricane yet, is expected to become a hurricane within the next 48 hrs, and continue down Danielle's path until it also becomes a Category 3 Hurricane, as stated by the NHC.

Currently Meteorologist's do not expect either storm to hit US land due to a low pressure system on the East coast. However, they did state that once this system lifts, they do expect the Gulf & Florida to be hit by coming storms.

As If Danielle and Earl weren't already canoodling close enough together, The NHC is also tracking another area of weather(Possible name Fiona), near Cape Verde, which they say shows a 60% chance of forming into a Tropical Cyclone within the next 48 hours.

I'll continue to update this as the Categories change, using my iPhone Pacific Disaster Center App. For more information on the Conga Line in the Atlantic please visit the PDC, or the NHC website.


Danielle: As of 5 AM, Friday August 27th, Hurricane Danielle was elevated to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum winds reaching 135 MPH, moving northwest at appx 12 MPH.

Tropical Storm Earl: not much current change here, but forecasters due expect this storm to intensify.

Possible TS Fiona: As of this morning, this area of disturbed weather now has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.

xoxo disaster girl

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