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Hurricane Danielle (06L) South of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

44.6N 56W

August 30th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Danielle (06L) - August 29th, 2010

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Track of TS 06L - August 28th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 06L

On August 27, Hurricane Danielle (06L) strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane of the season, and further strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane shortly after.

Danielle later weakened to a Category 3, then Category 2 hurricane, and later became a Category 1 Hurricane. As the storm is moving in a northerly manner, it is not expected to strengthen, since it will be experiencing increasing wind shear and colder surface waters.

The center of Hurricane Danielle is located near 38.0°N 54.5°W, about 605 miles (975 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The minimum central pressure is estimated to be 977 mbar (hPa, 28.85 inHg) and the storm is moving north-northeast at 29 mph (46 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 80 mph (130 km/h), with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 310 miles (500 km) from the center of Danielle, and hurricane force winds extend up to 85 miles (140 km) from the center. Very high surf and rip currents are likely along the northern East Coast of the United States and the coast of Atlantic Canada, through Monday.

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