New tropical depression forms near the Cabo Verde Islands

The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories on tropical depression 12 in the far eastern Atlantic (Image: WHNT News 19)

The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories on tropical depression 12 in the far eastern Atlantic (Image: WHNT News 19)

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWELVE ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL122016
1100 AM AST WED SEP 14 2016

...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE WESTERN CABO VERDE
ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.0N 25.0W
ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM NW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 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 Twelve
was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 25.0 West. The
depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h)
and a gradual turn toward the west is expected during the next
couple of days.  On the forecast track, the center of the depression
should move through the western islands of Cabo Verde this
afternoon and move away from the islands tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Slight strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, and the
depression could become a tropical storm tonight.  After that time,
some weakening could occur as the cyclone encounters unfavorable
upper-level winds.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Gusty winds are possible over portions of the Cabo Verde
Islands through tonight.

RAINFALL: Locally heavy rains are expected over portions of the Cabo
Verde Islands through Thursday.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.