Danny strengthens to Category 1 Hurricane

Hurricane Danny path as of 11a.m. Thursday. (National Hurricane Center)

MIAMI – Danny has strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the National Hurricane Center has announced Thursday. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Danny was named a Category 1 Hurricane with winds near 75 mph and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days.

Earlier Thursday, Danny’s sustained winds remained near 50 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is still possible. Hurricane Danny is moving west-northwest at 12 mph.

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The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Danny is a small storm with hurricane-force winds only extending outward up to 10 miles (20 kilometers) from the center. The storm does not currently pose a threat to any land.

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