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August 27th, 2010

Update: Hurricane Danielle

Posted at 3:25 PM ET

danielle-friday-small1Hurricane Danielle, the strongest hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened to a Category Four storm today. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the storm is currently located approximately 480 miles (770 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda. Danielle is moving in a north-westerly direction with maximum sustained winds of around 135 mph (215 kmph). The storm is predicted to turn toward the north on Saturday, with the center of the hurricane passing well east of Bermuda on Saturday night. According to the NHC, some additional strengthening is possible in the next 24 hours. Hurricane-force winds have been reported up to 60 miles (95 kilometers) from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force winds extend 205 miles (335 kilometers) from the center.

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August 27th, 2010

Update: Tropical Storm Earl

Posted at 9:06 AM ET

earl-2-smallTropical Storm Earl is located approximately 1,430 miles (2,300 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands and packs sustained winds of around 45 mph (75 kmph), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Earl is currently traveling in a westerly direction and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days as the storm strengthens. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 85 miles (140 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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August 26th, 2010

Update: Hurricane Danielle

Posted at 3:52 PM ET

danielle3-smallDanielle, the second hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, has strengthened today. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the storm is currently located approximately 630 miles (1,015 kilometers) northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands and 770 miles (1,235 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda. Danielle packs sustained winds of around 105 mph (165 kmph) and is currently traveling in a north-westerly direction. Danielle is expected to continue in this direction while experiencing a gradual decrease in forward speed over the next couple of days. The NHC predicts Danielle will strengthen somewhat in the next 24-36 hours, and could become a major hurricane during this time. The NHC reports hurricane-force winds extending 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extending 175 miles (280 kilometers).

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August 26th, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl

Posted at 1:23 PM ET

earl-smallTropical Storm Earl, the fifth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, developed at 21:00 UTC on August 25 and is currently located approximately 695 miles (1,120 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Earl packs sustained winds of around 45 mph (75 kmph). The storm is traveling in a west-northwest direction and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours as the storm strengthens. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 60 miles (95 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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July 2nd, 2010

Update: Hurricane Alex

Posted at 9:13 AM ET

alex-5-smallHurricane Alex made landfall near Soto La Marina and La Pesca in Mexico’s Tamaulipas State at around 02:00 UTC on July 1 (22:00 on June 30 local time) with sustained winds of around 105 mph (165 kmph), equivalent to a category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC said Alex was the first hurricane to reach category 2 status in June in the Atlantic since Hurricane Alma in 1966. At landfall, the NHC said hurricane-force winds extended 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force winds extended 205 miles (335 kilometers), the NHC said. Early estimates of insured losses suggest the insurance industry could payout between USD100 million and USD200 million for the damage caused by Alex.

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July 1st, 2010

Update: Hurricane Alex

Posted at 10:30 AM ET

alex-4-smallHurricane Alex has made landfall near Soto La Marina and La Pesca in Mexico’s Tamaulipas State as a category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm made landfall around 02:00 UTC on July 1 (22:00 on 30 June local time) with sustained winds of around 105 mph (165 kmph). The NHC said Alex was the first category 2 hurricane to develop in June in the Atlantic since Hurricane Alma in 1966. At 09:00 UTC, Alex was located 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Ciudad Victoria in Mexico with reduced sustained winds of around 80 mph (130 kmph). Alex is traveling in a westerly direction and the NHC said the storm is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later today and dissipate in the next 24 to 36 hours. At landfall, the NHC said hurricane-force winds extended 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force winds extended 205 miles (335 kilometers).

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June 30th, 2010

Update: Hurricane Alex

Posted at 9:08 AM ET

alex3smallAlex has intensified to become the first hurricane of the 2010 season, making it the first June hurricane in the Atlantic since 1995. The storm is located approximately 175 miles (280 kilometers) east of La Pesca in Mexico and packs sustained winds of around 80 mph (130 kmph), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Alex is traveling in a west-northwest direction and a slow west to west-northwest motion is expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. On this forecast track, Alex will approach the coast of northern Mexico and southern Texas later today and make landfall south of the Texas/Mexico border early on July 1 UTC. The NHC said Alex is expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours and could become a category 2 hurricane prior to landfall. The NHC said hurricane-force winds extend 25 miles (35 kilometers) from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force winds extend 200 miles (235 kilometers). 

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June 29th, 2010

Update: Tropical Storm Alex

Posted at 3:45 PM ET

alexsmall1Tropical Storm Alex is located approximately 460 miles (735 kilometers) southeast of Brownsville in Texas and packs sustained winds of around 70 mph (110 kmph), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Alex is currently traveling in a north-northwest direction and a turn towards the northwest is forecast for later today before shifting to the west-northwest tomorrow. The NHC said Alex is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours and become the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. If Alex follows its forecast path, the NHC said the storm will make landfall just south of the Texas/Mexico border on July 1. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 105 miles (165 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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June 28th, 2010

Tropical Storm Alex

Posted at 8:50 AM ET

alexsmallTropical Storm Alex became the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season when it developed on June 25. Alex subsequently moved across Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico as a tropical storm on June 26/27, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the region. Alex has since re-emerged in the southern Gulf of Mexico and is currently located approximately 75 miles (115 kilometers) west of Campeche in Mexico with sustained winds of around 50 mph (85 kmph), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm is traveling in a northwest direction and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours as the storm strengthens. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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