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Tropical Update: Watching Tropical Depression Five Spins in the Atlantic

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on August 2, 2012

Tropical Update:  Watching Tropical Depression Five Spins in the AtlanticTropical Depression Five formed in the Atlantic Ocean late Wednesday afternoon. Tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward and Windward Islands.

Projected Path
Most of our forecast guidance shows the depression becoming Tropical Storm Ernesto while moving westward in the direction of the Windward and Leeward Islands.

It should arrive at these islands with rain and gusty winds by Friday, possibly as a tropical storm. The strength of the system at that point would ultimately dictate exactly how much wind to expect.

From there, the forecast calls for the system to move into the eastern and central Caribbean this weekend. However, much uncertainty remains in the exact long-term future of the system, partially due to the strength of winds in the upper atmosphere that the system may encounter. Strong upper-level winds are not favorable for the development of tropical cyclones and typically displace shower and thunderstorm activity away from the main center of circulation.

The official forecast calls for the system to eventually push toward hurricane intensity in about five days.
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Current Information
So, where exactly is the cyclone’s center located now? If you’re plotting the storm along with us, you can view the current information map to get the latitude/longitude coordinates, distance away from the nearest land location, maximum sustained winds and central pressure (measured in millibars).

Distributed by Viestly


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