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Tropical Depression Six — Why Now?
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Tropical Depression Six

Tropical Depression SixPosition: 13.8N 27.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 240 miles [ 385 km] West-Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

This is the tropical wave that came off Africa this morning. Things are heating up.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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1 Steve Bates { 08.04.12 at 9:45 am }

It’s now TS Florence… gosh, that was quick!

I’m still trying to guess whether Ernesto is coming here, or north of me, or south of me, or just dissipating. NHC hasn’t a clue, apparently.

2 Bryan { 08.04.12 at 10:14 am }

It’s in good conditions at the moment, but it will encounter some problems shortly with dry air and wind shear.