Posted: Sep 8, 2013 4:33 PM by Daniel Phillips
Updated: Sep 8, 2013 4:34 PM
Tropical Depression 9 is officially the next tropical system in what has been a very quiet 2013 season so far.
The depression is located roughly 275 miles ESE of the Cape Verde Islands and will move west at 10 mph. Winds are blowing at 30 mph with a minimum pressure of 1007 mb.
Intensification of this depression into a tropical storm is tricky to forecast, conditions are ripe for development with warm water and favorable winds so it will intensify we'll just being waiting to see how fast it does. The models have not been agreeing on timing with some showing rapid intensification while other take a few days.
I think what we can rely on though will be a hurricane in the Atlantic before the week is over. The current forecast keeps the storm in the Atlantic and won't even bring it close to the United States. The storm will be worth watching, however, as it may be the first hurricane we see this year which would be Hurricane Humberto. This would set the record of the latest hurricane to form since the satellite era in the 1960s.
Back in Acadiana the weather couldn't be nicer. Dry air has moved in and will keep any rain offshore for the next several days. Temperatures will be on the hot side with highs running in the mid 90s for the beginning of the week.