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Tropical Depression 17 forms in the Atlantic

Everyone should say hello to Tropical Depression 17! The storm is currently located a little over 300 miles east of Barbados and right now the track is a little uncertain. The models have no intialized this system very well, they are disagreeing on tracks, and steering currents are very weak.

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The system is expected to stay over very warm water with very little shear. This should lead to steady intensification and the system is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple days. A recon flight will visit the system today, and at that time we could see Tropical Storm Philippe be named.

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