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Tropical Depression Twelve Could Strengthen to Tropical Storm

14.5N 26.9W

August 29th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Twelve (12L) - August 29th, 2011

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Track of TD 12L  - August 29th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 12L

At 11:00 AM AST (1500 UTC) the center of Tropical Depression Twelve was located near latitude 9.8 north, longitude 27.5 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). A turn to the west-northwest with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression could become a tropical storm by tonight. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

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