Updated 8AM PST Thursday 8/27
Danny continues. It now has 60 mph sustained winds.
TS Danny is visible in the center of the image below. This satellite image will update every 30 minutes.
NOTE: Commenter “nogw” tips us to this unique sea surface temperature image that appears to show the “cold track” left by hurricane Bill (last week off the east coast turning toward Nova Scotia) as it transported energy from the ocean to the atmosphere.
The probability plot for 120 hours out shows Danny following a similar track and likely to make a sharp turn to the northeast, affecting NY, MA, ME and Nova Scotia, but with no landfall. With SST’s lower in that area, it may not strengthen much.
BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM DANNY ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052009 1100 AM EDT THU AUG 27 2009 ...CENTER OF DANNY WOBBLES WESTWARD... INTERESTS FROM THE CAROLINAS NORTHWARD TO NEW ENGLAND SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF DANNY. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THIS AREA LATER TODAY. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE. AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DANNY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 73.1 WEST OR ABOUT 320 MILES...510 KM...NORTHEAST OF NASSAU AND ABOUT 550 MILES... 885 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA. DANNY IS MOVING SOMEWHAT ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY...WITH A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED FORECAST ON FRIDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SLOW STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM FROM THE CENTER. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES. ...SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT INFORMATION... LOCATION...27.5N 73.1W MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 310 DEGREES AT 13 MPH MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 500 PM EDT.