I’ll also add that Tropical Storm Danielle has just been upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane Danielle. The models are still too far out to bank on, but keep your schedules open for the beginning of next week, we could be looking at nice weather and overhead 16 second interval swell through the start of the week. GET AMPED!
They have named another storm off the coast of Africa this evening, 96l. The forecast is very up in the air, but looks to be following a similar track to Danielle, check us out tomorrow and there will be more of a detailed update.
This photo shows Danielle followed shortly after by 96l, that image is forecasted for Saturday the 28th, more accurate information will be available as this weekend comes closer.
9:15pm 8-23-10 UPDATE: Storm Track Image
Tropical Storm Danielle has been upgraded to Hurricane Danielle. It’s still questionable as to which track the Hurricane will take, but we are surely going to see some energy from it by the beginning of next week.
Matt Noyes is a New England weather forecaster, his site is easy to navigate and on point….he posts on MATTNOYES.net…take a look at his post yesterday.
“Tracking the Tropics: The tropical wave I’ve been tracking over Africa is looking organized tonight, and I still think it’s on track to become a Tropical Depression on Saturday, and Tropical Storm Danielle by the end of the weekend. The storm seems likely to me that it will become a hurricane by the end of Monday or start of Tuesday.”
This morning NHC has officially named the disturbance off of the coast of Africa. 95l will continue to move west northwest for the next 5-7 days and increase in speed from 5-10 knots to 15-20 knots. The models are showing the storm curving towards the East Coast during the last few days of August.
They also mention that in 5-7 days there is another tropical storm forming off of the coast of Virginia and will move northwest towards New England.
Keep your eyes peeled on these two storms, both of which could either die off or build into large named hurricanes, the next of which will be named Danielle. The SSTs (sea surface temperatures) have been at record highs, which is favorable for development of hurricanes. As funny as it may sound, it would be smart to collect water jugs and emergency essentials just incase the worst were to happen. The northeast hasn’t seen a large storm in decades, the last of which I believe was Hurricane Bob in 1991. We are long overdue for a direct hit, and this season seems to be boiling up to be one of the largest in recent history.
Keep it locked.
Also some easy listening….Mike Snow – Animal
Check out the storm chasing section, we have yet to finalize the format of the page but we are starting to see some real action in the tropics for the end of August and the start of September. Keep your eyes open for a potentially harmful hurricane making contact with the North Eastern seaboard around that timetable.