Tropical depression forms, could hit Gulf Coast as a hurricane

5 Oct 2017   Climate, USA

A tropical depression formed in the southern Caribbean Wednesday, with another Florida hurricane possible by the weekend. In their latest advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm will move over warm waters and encounter light wind shear, allowing quick intensification. It’s possible sustained winds could reach 80 mph by Saturday, marking it a weak Category 1 storm as it approaches the U.S. coast. At 11 a.m., the depression was located 25 miles south-southwest of San Andres Island off the coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 35 mph, National Hurricane Center forecasters said. If it continues to intensify to a tropical storm and hurricane, it will be named Nate. A hurricane hunter plane is scheduled to investigate the storm later today. It’s too soon to say what impacts the storm may have on the U.S. coast, but the latest computer models take it north across the Gulf, with […]

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