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Tropical Depression struggling to hold together
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Tropical Depression struggling to hold together

Tropical depression number 2 is struggling to hold together as it moves to the west. The depression still has 35mph winds and is moving toward the west at 18mph. It is encountering wind shear and dry air as it moves to the west. It will weaken as it gets closer to the Lesser Antilles. Right now, the storm is about 800 miles away from the islands.

It is not forecast to become a tropical storm, but if it does happen to get up to tropical storm strength, its name would be Bertha.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Track the tropical system

Here is the official advisory from NHC:

...DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS IT APPROACHES THE LESSER ANTILLES... SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...12.9N 49.6W ABOUT 800 MI...1290 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB...29.89 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 49.6 WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED THROUGH TOMORROW...BUT THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ON THURSDAY. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1012 MB...29.89 INCHES.

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