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Tropical Depression # 2 Forms


Tropical Depression # 2 has formed in the central Atlantic on Thursday morning.  At 11 am, TD # 2 was located near 10.2 North, 41.4 West, and was moving west at 16 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour.  TD # 2 is a small system that could strengthen enough to become the second named storm of the Atlantic season.  But its long-term future is not good.  TD # 2 will be moving into a hostile environment, and the forecast is that it should dissipate by late in the weekend, while it is still east of the Lesser Antilles.  However, TD # 2’s remnants are likely to bring squally weather to the islands late on Sunday and into Monday.

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.