Tracking the Tropics

Jul 21, 2014 5:15 PM by Rob Perillo

Second Depression of Atlantic Season Forms

The second tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed in the mid-Atlantic, roughly 1200 miles east of the Windward Islands.

TD #2 had 35mph sustained winds and was moving to the west at 20mph. The system will remain in marginal territory for sea-surface temperatures while conditions aloft appear to be hostile for any significant development at this time.

In fact, the National Hurricane Center is officially forecasting this system to dissipate to a tropical wave as it approaches the Eastern Caribbean in about 72 hours.

Whether this system makes it farther west than forecast, or not, it should pose no threat to the Gulf of Mexico down the road as upper level westerlies are likely to stay active into the first days of August.

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