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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  • by to Glock .357 Sig on Aug 27, 2010 at 02:30 PM
    How do you like that round? I've thought of changing out the barrel on my Glock 23 .40 cal to a .357 Sig.
  • by Glock .357 Sig Location: Ayden on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    For those of you who have never actually experienced a hurricane, I suggest you make a trip to the outer banks this week-end and get a small taste of the power of this natural phenomenon. Remember that this storm is over 500 miles away in the ocean. It might change your way of thinking
  • by weather guy on Aug 27, 2010 at 01:38 AM
    to all who posted negative comments to me, maybe i should clarify what i meant. I think we could use the rain. I do not wish anyone's home or property to be damaged. NO, I am NOT on of those people who take advantage of the insurance companies, as I have NEVER had to file anything with insurance before in regards to my home. NO screws are loose in my head either. have a nice day.
  • by Tourists on Aug 26, 2010 at 04:40 AM
    Note to Tourist...RIP CURRENTS OFF OF NC COAST ARE STRONG AND WITH A HURRICANE BREWING THEY WILL BE STRONGER! IF YOU DON'T KNOW OUR COAST AN THE OUR WATERS...STAY ON THE BEACH!!!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    From what I have heard, nice weather and great surf will be in place. Looks like my fishing poles, my boat, and my golf clubs will all be rested all weekend while the surfboard gets used up.
  • by hey Location: moderater on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    Has any Moderater read the posting(POLICY)...Read what Blowwwww posted 8/24/2010 at 10:40am. Looks like ugly comments that are not permitted!
  • by Raymond Location: Roanoke Rapids on Aug 25, 2010 at 09:36 AM
    How fast Hurricane Floyed in 1999 is forgotton. You who wish for a hurricane should have been on the squad that pulled the bodies out of the houses in tick bite and elsewhere. You get my point?
  • by Grouchy One Location: Swansboro on Aug 24, 2010 at 09:15 AM
    Bill Nye, I couldn't have said it better! The LAST thing we need is a hurricane. I'll volunteer to help vandalize anyone's property who wants to see what a hurricane can do :) I was home alone when Bertha visited in 1996. As for me, I'm hoping the weather turns cooler before it gets close so the heat won't pull it in and glad to see that the water doesn't seem bathwater hot this summer even with the hot weather-- another thing that pulls it in.
  • by Just My Opinion on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Those of you that "wish" storms would happen..have a screw loose.
  • by Blowwwwww on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    yeah, he must be one of those guys who love to shaft the insurance companies into giving him something for nothing !! Folks like him make OUR insurances skyrocket !!! Maybe it'll just blow him away !! Take your storms and shove em !!
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