NHC predicts Danny will become first hurricane of 2015
Posted on 8/19/2015 10:41:00 AM.
The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Danny will become the first hurricane of the 2015 season.  Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart says Danny has sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with higher gusts.  

He says the storm is expected to strengthen.
"Danny's expected to go on and become a hurricane sometime during the next couple of days as moves westward in the general direction of the Lesser Antilles."
Stewart says the five day forecast has Danny growing to near Category 2 hurricane strength with 90 to 95 mile per hour winds.

"Certainly can't rule out the possibility of it becoming a Category 2 storm with maybe 100 mile per hour winds."

He says they predict the storm will move past the northernmost Lesser Antilles and the Leeward Islands on Monday.  Stewart suggests people look over their overall hurricane preparedness plans as we enter the peak time of hurricane season.

"Typically, we're very quiet through the months of June and July and even into the first half of August and then the bulk of our hurricane season runs from mid-August to mid-October." 
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