Hurricane Danielle forms

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SUNDAY AND MONDAY. HURRICANE DANIEL, ADVICE 5:00 AM STILL HAS THE STORM STILL. MUST KEEP INTENSIFYING. I CATEGORY A HURRICANE BEFORE IT BEGINS TO MAKE A MOVE EAST AND IT WILL LOWER SLOWLY AS WE GO WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY. IT IS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND DOES NOT INFLUENCE ANYONE. WE HAVE THIS AREA NOW. 70% CHANCE IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS OF DEVELOPMENT. LATER TONIGHT WE MAY HAVE TROPICAL DEPRESSION. THE ORGANIZATION IS TO BE IMPROVED FURTHER. HURRICANE FIGHTERS ARE THERE. THEY SEE AN ORGANIZED ROTATION CENTER. WE WILL WAIT IF IT WILL BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER.

Hurricane Danielle Forms: Check Out the Latest Tracks and Models

Hurricane Danielle formed just before noon on Friday, becoming the first Atlantic hurricane of the season. The storm was located about 850 kilometers west of the Azores. Danielle had maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and was moving west at a speed of 1 kilometer per hour. “The hurricane is expected to snake over the open Atlantic in the coming days, turning slowly to the northeast early next week,” the NHC said. “Some additional strengthening is forecast in the coming days. Hurricane-force winds extend as far as 15 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward as far as 115 miles.” Danielle is not expected to pose a threat to Florida. Other Tropical Disturbances A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic could develop as it moves west-northwestward. Forecasters say the system could form into a tropical depression if there is further development. The chances of it turning into depression are high. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 50% chance of development in the next two days and a 70% chance in the next five days. The third tropical disturbance being tracked is expected to move off the west coast of Africa and cross the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. The chance of further development has decreased. It has been given a 0% chance of developing in the next five days and a 0% chance in the next two days. Related: What Is a Potential Tropical Cyclone? Related: Signing up for custom weather alerts in the WESH 2 News app Related: Know your evacuation zones Related: Breaking down the hurricane categories KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS LAUNCHED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates . Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that might be picked up by the wind. Understand Hurricane Prediction Models and Cones Prepare to cover all the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and have canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines. The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends that you have these items ready before the storm hits. Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids Assemble a first aid kit Two weeks of prescription medication The needs of infants/children such as formula and diapers Flashlight and batteries Battery-powered weather radio WHAT TO DO IF A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED Hear advice from local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparatory Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A hurricane Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can make it a powerful resource to guide you through the approach, arrival, and aftermath of a storm.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidTurn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on ‘severe weather warnings’. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu. ANIMALS AND ANIMALS SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

Hurricane Danielle formed just before noon on Friday, becoming the first Atlantic hurricane of the season.

The storm was located about 885 miles west of the Azores.

Danielle had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving west at 1 mph.

“The hurricane is expected to snake over the open Atlantic in the coming days, turning slowly to the northeast early next week,” the NHC said. “Some additional strengthening is forecast in the coming days. Hurricane-force winds extend outwards as far as 15 miles from the center and tropical storm winds extend outwards as far as 115 miles.”

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Danielle is not expected to pose a threat to Florida.

Other tropical disturbances

A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean could develop as it moves west-northwestward. Forecasters say the system could form into a tropical depression if there is further development.

The chances of it turning into depression are high. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 50% chance of development in the next two days and a 70% chance in the next five days.

The third tropical disturbance being tracked is expected to move off the west coast of Africa and cross the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. The chance of further development has decreased. It has been given a 0% chance of developing in the next five days and a 0% chance in the next two days.

Related: What is a potential tropical cyclone?

Related: Sign up for custom weather alerts in WESH 2 News app

Related: Know your evacuation zones

Related: Breaking down the hurricane categories

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUE

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends that you have these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids
  • Put together a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription drugs
  • Babies/children’s needs, such as bottle feeding and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Weather radio on batteries

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED?

  • Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete Preparation Activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on ‘severe weather warnings’. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu.

PET AND ANIMALS SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can lead to injury or death.

  • Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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