Danielle Becomes First Hurricane of 2022

The National Weather Service expects it will not make landfall.

Located over the northern Atlantic Ocean between North America and Western Europe, Danielle was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane early Friday, becoming the first hurricane of the season. Known as a “fish storm,” Danielle will pose a hazard to shipping lanes in the area but is not expected to be a threat to land although it could affect riptides on the East Coast. 

As only the fourth named storm of 2022, Danielle’s appearance marks the quietest beginning to a hurricane season that the country has seen in nearly 35 years. 

The National Weather Service is monitoring two other areas where strong storms may develop, including one in the western tropical Atlantic and the other in the eastern Atlantic. It is not clear whether or when they will develop, but projections show that neither is likely to impact the United States. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Administrator Spinrad as he heads the NOAA.
  • For Director Ken Graham to be led by the Lord as he oversees the National Weather Service.
  • With gratitude to the Lord for a quiet hurricane season thus far.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Weather Channel, WTOK


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