Monday, September 04, 2006

Tropical depression may become Florence in Atlantic

A new tropical depression in the Atlantic is threatening to become Tropical Storm Florence if it strengthens as predicted on Tuesday, forecasters said.

The so-far rather quite 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, when compared to last year's record number of storms, is starting to pick up with Ernesto drenching much of the East coast.

Last year's Atlantic storm season set a record with 28 named storms and 15 hurricanes, including Katrina, which ravaged the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts.

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, September 04, 2006 at 02:15 PM EDT shows clouds well east of the Lesser Antilles that are associated with newly-formed Tropical Depression Six. The system is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later Monday and will travel northwestward over the next few days. Long-term forecasts, while unreliable, have the storm curving far out to sea and only threatening Bermuda. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)
An NOAA satellite image taken Monday, September 04, 2006 at 02:15 PM EDT shows clouds east of the Lesser Antilles that are associated with newly-formed Tropical Depression Six. The system is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later Monday or on Tuesday and will travel northwestward over the next few days. Long-term forecasts, while unreliable, have the storm curving far out to sea and only threatening Bermuda. AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND via Yahoo News.


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