Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

August 12, 2009 4:45:57 AM PDT
A tropical depression in the Atlantic has yet to strengthen but forecasters say it could become a tropical storm in the next few days. Location/Forecast track | Computer models | Satellite | Hurricane guide

Its maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph and it's centered about 535 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands off Africa's western coast.

The depression is moving west near 12 mph.

Meanwhile, in the Pacific, another tropical depression remains poorly organized with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph. Little change in strength is forecast for the next two days. That depression is centered about 1,510 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.


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