Danielle Holding Onto Category 4 Hurricane Status

Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm.

As of 1:00 pm Friday Danielle's maximum sustained winds are at 135 mph. Later this afternoon an air force reserve recon aircraft will provide measurable data regarding the system. Her path is beginning to take a turn further to the north and back out into the Atlantic. Danielle is the first major hurricane of the season.

Danielle is located at 26.9N, 59.8W, or about 540 miles southeast of Bermuda, The storm is about 1250 miles off our coastline. The hurricane is forecast to pass well east of Bermuda on Saturday night.

With Danielle staying well off our coastline, the main impact will be some big swells and stronger rip currents this weekend into early next week.

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