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Tropical Depression Seven (07L) Regenerates into Tropical Storm Helene

19.0N 98.9W

August 18th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression 07L – August 18th, 2012

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Tropical Depression 07L - August 18th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Depression 07L

On August 17 at the 5PM NHC advisory, it was confirmed that Tropical Depression Seven (07L) regenerated into Tropical Storm Helene. Tropical Depression Seven formed on August 9 from a tropical wave (click here for previous image of developing system). 

As of 4:30 p.m. CDT (2130 UTC) August 17, Tropical Storm Helene is located within 20 nautical miles of 20.6°N 96.1°W, about 90 mi (140 km) east-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, and about 160 mi (260 km) southeast of Tampico, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are 40 knots (45 mph, 75 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1004 mbar (hPa; 29.65 InHg), and the system is moving northwest at 6 kt (7 mph, 11 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center of Helene.

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