World's Fourth Dangerous Hurrican Coming

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A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea is not expected to develop due to strong westerly wind shear over it. It will bring increased shower and thunderstorm activity to eastern Cuba and Jamaica tonight and Tuesday.Danielle was one of the names chosen when the six rotating lists with male and female names were adopted in 1979.

The first use of the name was for Tropical Storm Danielle in 1980. The name was also for hurricanes in 1998 and 2004, and for tropical storms in 1986 and 1992. All hurricane names from 1953 through 1978 were female, but the name Danielle was never used during that period.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) designates names for tropical cyclones worldwide.

The WMO uses six rotating lists of male and female names for the Atlantic basin. Because Danielle is on the 2010 list, the name will not be used again until 2016 unless the name is retired by the WMO in 2010. Names are retired for at least ten years when a hurricane is particularly deadly or damaging.

The storm is expected to continue to strengthen and could become a category three hurricane by Wednesday afternoon. "Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Danielle is forecast to become a major hurricane by Wednesday.

The Tropical Prediction Center in Miami, FL keeps a constant watch on the storm breeding grounds oceans. Once a reverse circulation and wind speeds of at least 39 km/h or greater is identified, the Center gives the storm a name from the list for the current year.


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