August 23rd, 2010
12:52 PM ET

Danielle becomes hurricane in Atlantic

[Updated at 4:53 p.m.] The former Tropical Storm Danielle is now a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the National Hurricane Center says.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the hurricane was about 1,320 miles (2,120) kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles, moving west-northwest at 17 mph, according to the hurricane center.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

[Posted at 12:52 p.m.] Tropical Storm Danielle was strengthening in the Atlantic on Monday, and could become a hurricane by Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

As of 11 a.m. ET, the center of the storm was about 1,025 miles (1,650 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands. Danielle's winds had reached about 65 mph (100 kph), shy of the 74 mph that would classify it as a Category 1 hurricane.

"Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Danielle could become a hurricane by this evening," forecasters said.

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  1. me

    pretty calm season so far

    August 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Obama is using his Islamic powers to threaten the peaceful protesters who are against the Victory Mosque.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. alicia gonzalez

    Will it reach to Atlanta, GA??

    August 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Buck

    This hurricane is caused by the democrats new development to control the weather as the chinese do.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. obama#1

    obama could care less about comments that is being posted about him. I APPLAUD YOU MR. PRESIDENT OF THE USA.SO DO MILLIONS MORE.FOR YOU ARE LOVED BY MANY.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Terri

    I have to ask...@Chris...what does your comment have to do with this story on a hurricane?

    August 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |