New Tropical Depression Forms Over the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico

| September 17, 2020 @ 6:05 pm

BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Special Advisory Number 1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL222020
600 PM CDT Thu Sep 17 2020

Tropical Depression Forms Over the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico
Expected to Move Slowly Over the Western Gulf Into Early Next Week

SUMMARY OF 600 PM CDT…2300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…21.9N 94.3W
ABOUT 230 MI…370 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 330 MI…535 KM SE OF MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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Interests along the western Gulf of Mexico coast should monitor the progress of the depression.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 600 PM CDT (2300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Twenty-Two was located near latitude 21.9 North, longitude 94.3 West. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 5 mph (7 km/h), and it is expected to generally meander over the western Gulf of Mexico into the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression could become a tropical storm on Friday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 MB (29.68 inches).

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