Tropical Depression Six…. Maybe Florence?

Five day cone and Satelite View from the National Hurricane Center 

 [Image of 5-day forecast of predicted track, and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression brewing over the open Atlantic was nearing tropical storm strength Monday morning, forecasters said.

At 11 a.m. EDT, the depression had sustained winds near 35 mph, 4 mph shy of becoming a tropical storm and the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

It was centered about 1,235 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving northwest at near 12 mph, a path forecasters said they expected to continue for the next day, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The depression would be named Florence if it reaches tropical storm strength. Forecasters said it could become a tropical storm later Monday or Tuesday.

It comes on the heels of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which was briefly the season’s first Atlantic hurricane.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL062006
500 AM AST TUE SEP 05 2006

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION REMAINS LARGE BUT DISORGANIZED…

AT 500 AM AST…0900Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.7 NORTH…LONGITUDE 45.9 WEST OR ABOUT 1030
MILES…1660 KM…EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH…55 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB…29.74 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION…17.7 N…45.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD…WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.

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