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Tropical Depression Two Hits a Brick Wall of Dry Air

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The second tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season formed Monday, July 21. But, unlike Hurricane Arthur, T.D. Two doesn’t look like it will be much of a threat to anyone.

At present the system is packing winds around 35-mph, with a central pressure of 1012 millibars — just one millibar below average sea-level pressure.


T.D. Two is tracking west at 18-mph but because it’s sucking in so much dry air from the north, it’s not expected to intensify. Conversely, it’s likely to become extra-tropical as it passes over the Lesser Antilles Thursday afternoon.

This could cause some copy seas and a few brief downpours around the Leeward Islands, but at this point it’s not much of a cause for concern.

We’ll be keeping an eye on it for you over the next couple of days.

Meteorologist Alan Raymond

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