The WRF Model is utilized to simulate this merging process. Results show that this modeling framework realistically simulates the merging between the AEWN and AEWS. A separate simulation that removes the AEWN from the initial conditions does not produce a tropical cyclone, suggesting that the AEWN, and its corresponding low-level cyclonic relative vorticity, is important in the development of Hurricane Danielle. A vorticity budget quantifies the importance of merging and diabatic processes in low-level vorticity generation associated with the merged vortex. The contributions from the merging (eddy vorticity flux) and diabatic (stretching and tilting) terms to the cyclonic relative vorticity generation at low-levels have comparable magnitudes, confirming that the relative vorticity associated with the AEWN is at least as important as diabatic generation in increasing the low-level relative vorticity of the merged vortex. This study suggests that AEWNs are important to consider when forecasting tropical cyclogenesis.