Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 23, 2018

The storm, about 450 miles of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands developed quickly, packing winds of 40 mph and moving west at 14 mph. The storm moving west near 5 mph towards the Windward Islands -about 500 miles away - and is expected to remain a tropical depression through Sunday afternoon. It had winds of 40 miles per hour with stronger gusts. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm.

National Hurricane Center forecasters are now calling a storm that is closest to the USA, and about 485 miles east of the Windward Islands, Tropical Depression Eleven. The storm traveled due west and with slow intensification was named Tropical Storm Isaac the following day. It is moving west at 14 miles per hour.

Looking further north, the Hurricane Center is watching a non-tropical low pressure system forecast to develop Friday night over the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean midway between Bermuda and the Azores.

As for the other storms forecasters are watching, a broad area of low pressure now located about 200 miles south of Bermuda is barely producing showers as of the 8 a.m. advisory.

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