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Tropical depression IV forms in the south-central Atlantic

4th depression forms in atlantic

A large low-pressure area in the south-central Atlantic has developed into a tropical depression, the fourth this hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center said the system has sustained winds of 35 mph. It is moving west-northwest across the Atlantic at 17 mph and is moving into an environment favorable for strengthening. The center gives a 90 percent chance of it developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. Projections suggest a high-pressure system could weaken in a few days, allowing the storm to move in a more northerly direction, away from the East Coast.

Tropical depression IV forms in the south-central Atlantic 08/02/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 2, 2010 10:34pm]
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