Tropical Depression (TD) 8 Forms in the Atlantic & Atlantic Tropical Weather Update – Sunday 8/28/16 – 200 PM EDT/1800 UTC

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Overnight and into Sunday Morning, the area of disturbed weather to the south of Bermuda became better organized and now has sufficient organization to be classified as tropical depression (TD) 8. TD 8 could intensify into a tropical storm and if that occurs, it will be named Hermine. This system could threaten the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a tropical storm. Advisories on TD 8 can be seen off the main menu of the web site, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:

The area of disturbed weather south of the Florida Keys (known as Invest-99L) is also showing signs of organization this afternoon. This system has the potential to become a tropical depression within the next few days as it moves slowly northward and northeastward over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The system now has a medium chance, 60% for development in 48 hours and a high chance, 80% for development in 2-5 days.

A weak area of low pressure near the Upper Texas coast is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. This system’s close proximity to land and high surface pressures in the area should preclude development. This system has a low chance, 10% for development over the next 5 days.

Finally, a tropical wave moving off the west coast of Africa will move into a favorable environment for development in the tropical Atlantic  in the next few days. This system has a medium chance 50% for development in the 2-5 day period.

The Atlantic Tropical update can also be seen off the Main menu of the web site, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and the National Hurricane Center Web site at
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