The first tropical depression of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season formed today in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, prompting tropical storm warnings for parts of Cuba, which could see heavy rains later, forecasters said. The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30. The system is expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
This is still a depression with winds of only 35 MPH and not expected to increase to a Tropical Storm. I suppose if it continues to dump a lot of rain it could cause some depressing days to some cruisers in its path.
The nice thing is that ships move and one day it's raining and the next day it isn't.
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1130 AM EDT SAT JUN 10 2006
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON
RECENTLY-FORMED TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE... LOCATED ABOUT 45 MILES
WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA.
ELSEWHERE... TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO
HEADER WTNT31 AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCPAT1. FORECAST/ADVISORIES
ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO HEADER WTNT21 AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER
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