Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Hurricane update - 26 August
This afternoon sees a new kid on the block: tropical storm Danny. This system is located 775 miles south southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC, and will head northwest. At present, winds blow at up to 45 mph, mainly to the north of its centre. Danny will gradually gain in strength and is anticipated to veer north northwest, to parallel the US coastline. Landfall in the Carolinas cannot be ruled out, although a course further out to see would see landfall in New England or the Canadian Maritimes over the weekend, as a category I hurricane. This is all still very uncertain, so keep watching the NHC output every 6 hours; as soon as land becomes threatened within 36 hours, these updates will come every 3 hours.