Two disturbances watched by NHC


Two systems are being watched by the National Hurricane Center. (image courtesy National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., Aug. 3, 2017–The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas of interest in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Describing the Atlantic system a “vigorous tropical wave,” the center is forecasting this to become a tropical depression by early next week, giving it an 80 percent chance of further development as it crosses the tropical Atlantic.

The system is located 600 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving 10-to-15 mph.

Hurricane models show the system gradually turning west-northwest as it makes it way toward the Caribbean.


The second system that appeared between the 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. center updates is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

This system is moving a little faster at 15-to-20 mph and is expected to continue to move west-northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula.

While not yet predicting this could turn into a tropical depression, the hurricane center is giving this system a 40 percent chance for further development during the next five days.


Hurricane models show the Atlantic system tracking north-northwest. (image courtesy South Florida Water Management District)

2 thoughts on “Two disturbances watched by NHC

    • We’re moving into the peak hurricane season–August and September, with September being the busiest month. If August is this busy, we can only guess what September will bring.


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