Tropical Depression 18

Tropical Depression 18
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POSTED: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 5:39pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 5:46pm

AT 500 PM CDT.....THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
EIGHTEEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.9 WEST.
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/H.
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A
TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...
THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PASS NORTH OF THE
NORTHEASTERN COAST OF HONDURAS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR
TWO AND THE DEPRESSION IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM
TONIGHT OR MONDAY.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AIR FORCE RESERVE
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.  

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