Tropical Depression: 5 pm update



PHILIPSBURG – Tropical Depression # 5 located about 2000 miles East of the Leewards Islands with 35 mph sustained winds moving West at 12 mph is expected to become a Tropical Storm by Monday and moving close to our general area Monday/Tuesday. Residents are urged to keep a close eye on the storm’s development.

Below the 5 pm bulletin by NOAA via

..Depression expected to strengthen, but not for a few days...
Summary of 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...information
location...17.8n 31.4w
about 505 mi...810 km WNW of the Cabo Verde islands
about 2000 mi...3220 km E of the Leeward Islands
maximum sustained winds...35 mph...55 km/h
present movement...W or 275 degrees at 13 mph...20 km/h
minimum central pressure...1008 mb...29.77 inches
Watches and warnings
there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
at 500 PM AST (2100 utc), the center of Tropical Depression Twelve
was located near latitude 17.8 north, longitude 31.4 west. The
depression is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h), and a
motion toward the west or west-southwest is expected during the
next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours,
with some strengthening expected by late in the weekend.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).