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Tropical Depression 7 forms in Caribbean

Published on August 25, 2008 1:10 PM | Comments

From Reuters:

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Monday an area of low pressure over the central Caribbean Sea formed into Tropical Depression Seven and could become the season's latest tropical storm later Monday.

An Air Force Reserve unit's reconnaissance aircraft was expected to investigate the area, about 260 miles southeast of Port au Prince, Haiti, later Monday.

However, based on satellite data and surface observations, the NHC determined that the system had become better organized, and was packing winds near 35 miles per hour.

When wind speeds reach 39 mph, the system will become Tropical Storm Gustav.

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