At 5:00 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Danielle was located approximately 545 miles southeast of Bermuda (735 miles northnortheast of Puerto Rico). Danielle is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph. A gradual turn toward the north-northwest is expected by tonight followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Danielle is expected to pass well east of Bermuda Saturday night. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 135 mph, with higher gusts. Danielle is a Category Four Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible in the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.
At 5:00 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Frank was located about 330 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Frank is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph. A turn toward the northwest and a gradual decrease in forward speed are expected today followed by a turn to the north this weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, with higher gusts. Frank is a Category One Hurricane on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Weakening is expected during the next couple of days as Frank moves over cooler waters. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.
Tropical Storm Earl
At 5:00 a.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Earl was located approximately 1,430 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands (1,640 miles east of Puerto Rico). Earl is moving toward the west near 17 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected over the next 48 hours and Earl is forecast to become a hurricane by Saturday night. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles from the center.