Hurricane Danielle Forecast Discussion Number 6

By | September 2, 2022

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Hurricane Danielle Discussion Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL052022
300 PM GMT Fri Sep 02 2022

Danielle has continued to strengthen this morning. A ragged eye is 
evident in conventional satellite imagery, and deep convection 
surrounds much of the northern and western portions of the 
circulation. A recent ASCAT-B pass missed the center but caught the 
eastern portion of the circulation.  It showed winds up to 52 kt on 
the inner edge of the swath and tropical-storm-force winds extending 
outward up to 100 n mi in the northeastern quadrant of the cyclone. 
The latest objective and subjective satellite estimates support 
raising the initial intensity to 65 kt, which makes Danielle the 
first Atlantic hurricane of the season.

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions appear generally favorable for 
some additional strengthening during the next couple of days. The 
hurricane will meander over 27C SSTs in an environment of light to 
moderate deep-layer shear. Danielle is a higher-latitude storm, and 
so there is the potential for some mid-level dry air entrainment 
that could briefly disrupt the cyclone's organization. The latest 
intensity guidance consensus still favors some additional 
strengthening through Sunday. The official NHC forecast is similar 
to the previous one and lies slightly above the model consensus. 
After 72 h, weakening is expected to commence as Danielle gains 
latitude and moves over cooler waters while it encounters more 
deep-layer shear within the mid-latitude westerlies.

Although the 12-hr motion of Danielle has been an easterly drift, 
the hurricane appears to have become nearly stationary this 
morning. The cyclone will likely continue to meander over the 
central Atlantic during the next couple of days under the influence 
of a blocking high pressure ridge. This feature is forecast to 
weaken by early next week, which should allow Danielle to begin 
moving northeastward by 72 h and accelerate deeper into the 
mid-latitudes on days 4-5. Once again, it appears Danielle will not 
begin extratropical transition until beyond the end of the forecast 
period. The NHC track forecast generally lies near the center of 
the guidance envelope, close to the reliable consensus aids. 


INIT  02/1500Z 37.9N  43.3W   65 KT  75 MPH
 12H  03/0000Z 38.0N  43.3W   70 KT  80 MPH
 24H  03/1200Z 38.1N  43.5W   75 KT  85 MPH
 36H  04/0000Z 38.1N  44.0W   80 KT  90 MPH
 48H  04/1200Z 38.5N  44.4W   85 KT 100 MPH
 60H  05/0000Z 38.9N  44.1W   85 KT 100 MPH
 72H  05/1200Z 39.6N  43.1W   85 KT 100 MPH
 96H  06/1200Z 41.0N  40.5W   80 KT  90 MPH
120H  07/1200Z 42.5N  36.4W   70 KT  80 MPH

Forecaster Reinhart

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