Tropical Depression (TD) 5 Forms in the Eastern Atlantic – 8/1/12 5 PM EDT/2100 UTC

Hello to all..

Tropical Depression 5 has formed in the Eastern Atlantic, about 810 miles east of the Windward Islands with Maximum Sustained Winds of 35 MPH and a minimum central pressure of 1008 Millibars or 29.77 Inches. TD 5 is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm later tonight or Thursday. If TD 5 strengthens as expected, it will be named Ernesto. This system is expected to impact the Southern Windward Islands as a tropical storm and could become a hurricane towards the end of the 5 day period.

Advisory information on TD 5 can be seen off the Main Menu of the web site. The advisory information can also be seen via the National Hurricane Center (NHC) web site via the following link:

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will continue to closely monitor TD 5 and the rest of the Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

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