First Tropical System in the Atlantic Forms


The low pressure disturbance that has been moving northward off the US East Coast has deepened into a Tropical Depression, the first of the Atlantic season. At 11AM EDT 1500Z the center was located near 37.3N 71.0W and was moving northeastward at 15kts with max winds to 30kts. Conditions are not favorable for any significant development, however, TD1 could reach minimal tropical storm strength during the next 24-36 hours before it starts to become an extra-tropical low.


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