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New tropical depression forms in Atlantic, Jose weakens

Three storms are brewing in the Atlantic. (WPEC)

Tropical Depression 14 sprung to life overnight in the far eastern Atlantic.

The depression is moving west at 15 mph and the National Hurricane Center says it's expected to stay over the open waters for the next few days. It is forecast to become a tropical storm.

Meanwhile, Jose has weakened to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds.

Tropical Depression 15-E is moving west at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

Here are the latest advisories on the storms:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 14

DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...11.4N 28.3W

ABOUT 430 MI...690 KM SW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression

Fourteen was located near latitude 11.4 North, longitude 28.3 West.

The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17

km/h), and a west or west-northwest motion is forecast during the

next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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None


TROPICAL STORM JOSE

AN AIR FORCE PLANE IS EN ROUTE TO DETERMINE IF JOSE IS A

HURRICANE AGAIN...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...26.5N 69.4W

ABOUT 360 MI...575 KM NE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS

ABOUT 485 MI...785 KM SW OF BERMUDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests from North Carolina northward to New England on the east

coast of the United States should monitor the progress of this

system.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jose was

located near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 69.4 West. Jose is

moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). This general

motion is expected today, follow by a turn to the north-northwest

by late Saturday and toward the north on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher

gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. An

Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently en route to

obtain a better wind speed estimate.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)

from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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SURF: Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas,

the northern coasts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and the southeast

coast of the United States, and will spread northward along the

Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. during the next few days. These

swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current

conditions. For more information, please consult products from your

local weather office.


TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15-E

ROPICAL DEPRESSION CONTINUES WESTWARD...

...COULD FINALLY BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY SATURDAY...

SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...15.9N 125.0W

ABOUT 1095 MI...1760 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression

Fifteen-E was located near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 125.0

West. The depression is moving toward the west near 5 mph (7

km/h). A slow west-southwestward motion is expected tonight and

Saturday, followed by a turn toward the north by Sunday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the

depression could become a tropical storm on Saturday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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None.

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