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Low Pressure Trough Over Gulf of Mexico Has 70% Chance of Becoming Tropical Cyclone

23.5N 87.1W

September 1st, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure Trough - August 31st, 2011

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Track of Low Pressure Trough - September 1st, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure Trough

A trough of low pressure located over the central Gulf of Mexico is producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms and gusty winds mainly on its east side.

Upper-level winds are currently unfavorable for development. However, conditions are forecast to become more conducive later today, and the system could become a tropical depression during the next day or so.

This system has a high chance (70 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves slowly northwestward. Interests along the entire northern Gulf of Mexico coast should monitor the progress of this disturbance.

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