posted on Sep, 18 2005 @ 12:58 AM
The 18th tropical depression of the hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic near the outer rim of Caribbean islands. The depression is forecasted
to reach hurricane status when it reaches the Bahamas on the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
A new tropical depression developed east of the Bahamas and prompted storm warnings in the island chain Saturday.
At 11 p.m., the depression had sustained winds of about 30 mph and was located about 95 miles east of Grand Turk Island in the southwestern Bahamas.
It was moving to the west-northwest near 10 mph.
Tropical systems get a name when they have winds above 39 mph. The depression would be named Tropical Storm Rita if it strengthens into the 18th named
storm of the season.
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This one could be a threat to the Gulf states and will brush southern Florida. The Caribbean hurricane season runs from June 1 through November, so
there's still 2 months left.
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[edit on 18-9-2005 by Regenmacher]
[edit on 9-18-2005 by William One Sac]