Hurricane Danielle likely to miss U.S., die out in Atlantic

August 28, 1998|By COX NEWS SERVICE

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Forecasters won't know until tomorrow morning, but Hurricane Danielle appears to be destined for an uneventful death at sea.

The small, speeding storm is not expected to threaten Florida and will likely turn north by the weekend and miss the U.S. mainland.

"The models are indicating it will continue on a northwest track and then turn," said Bob Ebaugh of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. "The conditions are looking favorable for us right now. We'll just have to wait and see."

Danielle, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic season, was expected to strengthen from yesterday's 90-mph winds as it travels about 19 mph through today. Forecasters believe it has not been influenced by Hurricane Bonnie, which moved on a similar path and pounded the Carolinas.

"There is enough separation between the storms that Bonnie has not affected Danielle," Ebaugh said. "It's just the way the conditions are that has made them go on roughly the same course."

Pub Date: 8/28/98

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