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Hurricane Danny is a major storm, aircraft survey finds

Hurricane Danny is a major storm, aircraft survey finds

A day after reaching hurricane status, Hurricane Danny is a major storm with maximum winds of 115 mph, according to data from an aircraft survey of the cyclone. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew through the storm Friday and found its most intense sustained winds were stronger than meteorologists had estimated. A regular report the National Hurricane Center issued at 10 a.m. had said the winds were 105 mph. That 10 mph difference was enough to make Danny a Category 3 storm, which have maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph. But forecasters don't expect the storm to intensify further, and they still predict it will weaken...

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