Tropical Depression 8 Forms In Western Atlantic; Should Not Affect Land

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   Tropical Depression Eight

Advisory Number  1 NWS

National Hurricane Center Miami FL

      AL082017 1100 PM EDT Sat Aug 12 2017 ...DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC... ...FORECAST TO REMAIN EAST OF THE UNITED STATES...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------

LOCATION...25.3N 70.3W ABOUT 260 MI...415 KM NE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 25.3 North, longitude 70.3 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday.  A turn toward the north is forecast on Sunday night, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later tonight or on Sunday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb (29.86 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None

NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.

$$ Forecaster Brown  

 

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