Danielle becomes first Atlantic hurricane of the season

Storm will not impact US

Tropical Storm Danielle has rapidly intensified into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Danielle has rapidly intensified into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

As of Friday morning, Hurricane Danielle was packing winds of 75 mph and was moving west at 1 mph.

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Danielle is the latest-forming first Atlantic hurricane since 2013.

Additional strengthening is forecast over the weekend as it meanders in the North Atlantic.

Danielle is not a threat to the U.S, but the storm will get close to the Azores and eventually Europe next week.

Danielle is located unusually north for a hurricane. Water temperatures remain above average in this part of the Atlantic ocean.

The season itself has been atypical with no tropical development occurring in the month of August.


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Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.