Hurricane Danny Is No More, Tropical Storm Erika May Be Next
Travelers heading to the Caribbean can relax: the threat from Hurricane Danny – the first hurricane of the season – has passed but hurricane season is in full swing in the North Atlantic. While Danny was a powerful category 3 hurricane a few days ago, it’s officially no longer a storm.
“The system … lacks sufficient organized deep convection to qualify as a tropical cyclone,” said the National Hurricane Center at 11 a.m. EDT. What is left of Danny are maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (48 km/h), down from 115 mph (185 km/h) on Friday. The storm’s remnants should dissipate entirely over the next few days.
“The remnants of Danny should continue to move westward over the northeastern Caribbean, and global model guidance show the system losing its identity within 48 hours or less,” the center said.
Meanwhile, another storm is on the horizon some 1,250 miles (2,011 kilometers) east of Danny. The potential name for the new storm is Erika if it lives up to expectations. It would likely end up north of Puerto Rico later this week but it’s path beyond that is unknown.
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