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Tropical Storm Danielle dissipates over Mexico

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11:29 AM - Tropical Storm Danielle, which officially formed Monday morning, has dissipated over Mexico.

Danielle, the fourth named Atlantic storm of the season, never reached full-fledged hurricane status, but still packed a punch, with sustained wind gusts peaking at 75 km/h Monday prior to making landfall in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

However, the storm weakened quickly as it made its way onshore, and as of early Tuesday morning, the storm's maximum sustained winds were at around 35 km/h, with higher gusts.

The storm also brought major rain to several Mexican states, with greater totals at higher elevations, which could see an additional 100 mm of rain from Danielle's remnants as they pass through central Mexico.

By the time clear skies return, some areas may have received more than 300 mm of rainfall, raising the risk of flash flooding. 

Some landslides were reported, and the Washington Post reports the Veracruz state government cancelled classes as a precaution. There have been no reported deaths.

Danielle is the fourth named storm of the season. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports it is the earliest fourth Atlantic tropical storm on record, surpassing Debbie, which formed on June 23, 2012.

SOURCES: National Weather Service | Washington Post | Times-Picayune

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