Posted: Aug 2, 2012 7:48 AM by Natalie Noah
Updated: Aug 2, 2012 8:27 AM
The peak of hurricane season is nearly here, keeping a watch on Tropical Depression Five headed for the Windward Islands. Now TD #5 is about 505 miles east of these Islands racing westward at speeds near 21mph. Satellite indicated the depression is disorganized at this time. Maximum winds near 35mph with higher gust. The NHC not expecting significant changes in intensity today, but some strengthening is possible thereafter. Hurricane hunters are scheduled to investigate the depression later today.
Over the last several hours thunderstorm activity has diminishing some. There is a possibility that the depression could degenerate into a remnant low or tropical wave if current trends continue. Forward speed has picked up and westerly shear may be taking somewhat of a toll on the depression. This shear may hold, yet trends could change. The center of the depression is forecast to or should be near the Windward Islands by tomorrow. In about 4 or 5 days the activity could intensify once over the Caribbean. The direct forecast is still a little too early to determine.
Never too early to get prepared. Always be ready for a storm!