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Friday, May 29, 2009

TD #1 is a non starter

The first tropical depression to form in the Atlantic is slowly dissipating and will soon lose all tropical characteristics. TD #1 formed of the coast of the mid-Atlantic states from a low that originally came together near the South Carolina coast. All projections were for the storm to head out to sea and that is exactly what it is doing.

The most recent report from AccuWeather, who downplayed any concerns from this storm from its inception, is:

The first tropical depression of the 2009 season continues to move well out into the Atlantic and away from the Northeast coast. This small system is still producing sustained winds near 35 mph as it tracks toward the east-northeast at 18 mph. As the depression moves over colder water this evening, it will lose its tropical characteristics and become embedded within an old frontal boundary.

This system will never be a threat to land.

Story by
Meteorologist Brett Anderson

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