Tropical Depression 15 in Central Atlantic, No Threat to Land
Hurricane Season 2007: Tropical Depression 15 (Atlantic)
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The fifteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season formed in the evening hours of Oct. 11 in the central Atlantic Ocean and it is expected to stay there and dissipate over the weekend.
Tropical Depression #15 (TD#15) formed about 860 miles east of Bermuda around 5:00 p.m. EDT on Oct. 11. As of Friday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 a.m. EDT, TD#15 was 925 miles east of Bermuda near latitude 30.0 north and longitude 49.4 west and moving eastward near 3 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is estimated at 1011 millibars.
The National Hurricane Center noted that "the depression is expected to encounter unfavorable upper-level winds later today and weakening is expected during the next 24 hours." Forecast models expect the depression to dissipate by Monday, Oct. 15.
This image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-12 (GOES-12) shows Tropical Depression #15 is marked in the right side of this image, as it sits in the Central Atlantic Ocean. This image was created on Oct. 12 at 7:45 a.m. EDT (11:45 UTC) by NASA's GOES Project, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Rob Gutro, Goddard Space Flight Center
Image credit: NASA/GOES Project