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Low Pressure System and Dust Near Cape Verde Islands – August 10th, 2012

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August 10th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System – August 10th, 2012

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Low Pressure System - August 10th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Low Pressure System

Shower and thunderstorm activity is diminishing near a low pressure system located over the far eastern Atlantic just to the east of the Cape Verde Islands. Also visible near the Canary Islands in the upper right quadrant is dust from the Sahara Desert Blowing Off the Coast.

The low is moving toward colder water, and the likelihood of development over the next couple of days appears to be decreasing. This system has a medium chance (30 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves west-northwestward at about 20 mph. Gusty winds and locally heavy rains are still possible over portions of the Cape Verde Islands through Saturday morning.

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