Tropical Depression Forms…Expect Strengthening

8/18/2015 0:00:00

…Fourth tropical depression of the season develops over the
east-central tropical Atlantic…

Summary of 1100 am AST…1500 UTC…information
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location…10.6n 36.5w
about 1665 mi…2675 km E of the Windward Islands
maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h
present movement…W or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h
minimum central pressure…1009 mb…29.80 inches
Watches and warnings
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there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
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at 1100 am AST (1500 utc), the center of Tropical Depression Four
was located near latitude 10.6 north, longitude 36.5 west. The
depression is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A
motion toward the west is expected today, followed by a turn toward
the west-northwest later tonight or on Wednesday.
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 today.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

Source: National Weather Service

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