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Tropical Depression 3 forms in the Western Atlantic

Over the past couple of days we have been watching a pair of systems in the Atlantic, and this evening Tropical Depression Three formed in between Bermuda and New England. Deep convection has become consistent and extends around the center of circulation. The waters in this area are warm enough to support development for now, but extratropical transition is expected tomorrow. In the interim, we are forecasting for TD 3 to reach Tropical Storm strength tomorrow morning.

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As TD Three transitions, it should continue to track to the northeast and could clip Newfoundland. The risk of damage from this system is low, but this does signify the start to the active period of this hurricane season. This system is actually a perfect example of one where the QuikScat satellite, which has been raising hell at the hurricane center, is a huge advantage to forecasters.


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