Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tropical Depression #3 Has Formed in the Atlantic

At 11am this morning, Tropical Depression #3 formed in the Atlantic near the Bahamas. The depression is currently 405 miles east-southeast of Key Largo, Florida with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph. Movement of Tropical Depression #3 is to the west-northwest at 15 mph with an increase in forward speed likely within the next 48 hours.

An Air Force Reconnaissance plane is currently en route to investigate the system which may strengthen to a tropical storm later today. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the Florida East Coast from Golden Beach southward including the Keys and along the West Coast northward to Bonita Beach. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the warned area within 36 hours.

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