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Low Pressure System in Atlantic Ocean Has High Change of Becoming Tropical Storm

10.0N 43.3W

August 9th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System – August 9th, 2012

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Low Pressure System - August 9th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Low Pressure System

A well-defined low pressure system is located midway between the Cape Verde islands and the Lesser Antilles.

A small area of showers and thunderstorms is becoming more organized around the center of circulation, and upper-level winds appear conducive for a tropical depression to form later today or tonight. This system has a high chance (80 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves westward at about 15 mph.

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