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Tropical Depression #9 Forms

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Tropical Depression # 9 has formed in the Bahamas late on Friday afternoon, as expected.  It is forecast to become a tropical storm on Saturday.  TD # 9’s impact on South Florida’s weather will be limited to pushing in some tropical moisture; winds here should remain below tropical storm strength.


At 5 pm, TD # 9 was located near 25.6 North, 75.0 West.  That’s about 140 miles east-southeast of Great Abaco Island and 240 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.  TD # 9 was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 30 miles per hour.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, with the exception of Andros Island.  A tropical storm watch is in effect in Florida from Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Flagler county line.

Faith Based Events

TD # 9’s forecast track indicates it will remain offshore of the Florida coast.  It could be a potential threat to Bermuda by the middle of next week.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 13, 2019[/vc_message]
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.