Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

Hurricane Danny is the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season

DannyMIAMI, FL, U.S.A. - The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Danny to a hurricane, the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph - a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening during the next 48 hours is forecast, followed by slight weakening as Danny encounters high shear and dry air in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Danny is centered about 1090 miles east of the Windward Islands, moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

For The North Atlantic -Caribbean Sea And The Gulf Of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Danny, located over the central tropical Atlantic about a thousand miles miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

A surface trough interacting with an upper-level low is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms to the southeast through southwest of Bermuda. A non-tropical low pressure system is expected to form within this trough over the western Atlantic during the next day or two, and environmental conditions should support some subsequent tropical or subtropical development over the weekend while this disturbance moves slowly northward.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent
  • Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent

Africa West Coast

A tropical wave near the coast of west Africa is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to become marginally favorable for some development of this system by the weekend while the wave moves westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
  • Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent

Forecaster Blake

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