Hurricane Danielle began on August 24, 1998 off the Cape Verde Islands. It developed into a category two hurricane and contained winds reaching 166 km/h. Danielle entered the CHC Response Zone on September 2 and moved into Canadian waters before dawn on September 3, bringing 130 km/h to offshore waters. The storm ultimately dissipated in the extreme eastern Atlantic near the United Kingdom on September 8.
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Danielle, which entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 2, 1998 and moved into Canadian waters before dawn on September 3, 1998. Danielle dissipated in the extreme eastern Atlantic near the United Kingdom on September 8, 1998. No significant rainfall over Canadian land areas
Danielle tracked through Environment Canada’s moored buoy network and recorded some remarkable wave data. In particular, the Laurentian Fan buoy recorded a significant wave height of 15.8 m and a maximum wave of over 25 metres. While these aren’t the largest waves recorded in Canadian waters, they do represent the fastest wave growth ever recorded during the first decade of the buoy program. Significant wave heights grew by more than 9 metres (from 6.5 m to 15.8 m) in just two hours at the buoy as a “wall of waves” arrived at the location. A case of extreme wave-storm resonance was the phenomenon responsible as the storm and waves matched speeds, allowing for tremendous growth.
Danielle did not cause any damage reported in Canada. The CHC issued 13 Hurricane Information Statements.
Hurricane Danielle started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 64 knots north of storm centre and occurred southeast of Nova Scotia. It then moved east-northeast to position 2 outlined in yellow, southeast of Newfoundland with winds of 64 knots northwest of storm centre. It then moved to position 3 outlined in brown at winds of 64 knots northwest of track and then moved out of the response zone. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 64 knots, with an mslp of 960 millibar
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