it took longer than usual, but first Hurricane of season formed when Hurricane Daniel took shape in Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Formed into Tropical Storm Daniel Thursday, system quickly strengthens overnight.
As of An NHC announcement released at 11:00 a.m. Friday placed Daniella about 885 miles west of of Azores with maximum steady winds of 75 mph moving west at 1 mile per hour. system now a Category 1 hurricane, the fourth named storm of hurricane season and first in almost two months.
His hurricaneforce the winds are blowing out 15 miles with tropical storm-force winds out 115 mph.
NHC predicts it will reach sustained wind speeds of 100 mph for two days, making it a Category 2 hurricane.
Deep in in the middle of the Atlantic, Daniel no current threat to land and is predicted to “meander during next several days.”
NOAA records show which statistically first a hurricane usually emerges by August 11th.
Meteorologists monitor two more weather systems with chances of turning into tropical depressions or storms in in next from two to five days, according to the forecast for 8 am on Friday.
first system with high chances are wide and elongated area of a place of low pressure several hundred miles to the east of Leeward Islands. system produces a large area of shower and thunderstorms which have increased since Thursday, although circulation remains wide.
“Although environmental conditions remain contributes only marginally, any additional development of in system over in next several days lead to the formation of tropical depression,” the NHC said. senior hurricane specialist Jack Beven.
A Hurricane Hunter aircraft from the US Air Force Reserve is scheduled to investigate the incident. system afternoon if needed. Expected that move slowly from west to northwest towards the northern Leeward Islands where heavy rain can occur over islands in in next pair of days.
system It has fifty% chance of turning into a tropical depression or storm in in next two days and 70% chance in in next five.
In addition, the NHC monitors a wide area of low pressure northwest of islands of Cape Verde. Nonetheless system had their chances of development lower Thursday, although rainfall activity increased overnight, but remains poorly organised.
“This system is moving in area of less favorable environmental conditions and significant development not expected,” the NHC said.
NHC gives 10% chance of formation in in next two to five days.
If there is of systems turn into a named tropical storm, it will become a tropical storm count. After this hurricane season, Fiona and Gaston are called.
There were just three named storms in the 2022 hurricane season, and none since early July. If this sounds like hurricane season moving slowly because it is. Typically the fourth named storm of in year According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this will happen no later than August 15th. first the hurricane is usually observed on August 11th.
But this season was a whole month of August without a name system. Despite the recent silence in tropics, NOAA continues to forecast above-average year with 14 to 21 named storms as of forecast for early August. hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with in traditional peak of hurricane season lasts from mid-August to mid-October.
2020 hurricane season set a record with 30 named systems, and the 2021 season was the third most active with 21 named systems. Average year calls for 14 named storms.
Sentinel staff writer Joe Mario Pedersen contributed to this report.