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Danielle Is The First Named Hurricane In The Atlantic Ocean This Season
Hurricane season already started, but you might have forgotten since August was strangely quiet. Experts report that Hurricane Danielle started to form this morning, but “poses no threat to any land areas” right now.
According to Fox Weather, “the 2022 hurricane season is off to a historic start, but for reasons tropical weather experts didn’t believe were possible. August finished without seeing a named tropical cyclone for only the second time in the modern satellite era, which began in 1967.”
USA Today reports that as of 11 AM EST, “Danielle’s maximum winds were 75mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane.” It will likely pick up power over the next day or two and become Category 2.
USA Today also reports “the hurricane center is monitoring two other tropical storms in the Atlantic,” which pose no threat to the U.S.
AccuWeather says, “the next two storms that take shape in the Atlantic have names already: Earl and Fiona.”
The relative quiet in the Atlantic is completely different from what experts predicted at the start of summer. The Washington Post states that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “predicted up to 20 named storms, including seven hurricanes.”