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Latest Tropical Storm Headed North of Virgin Islands

Aug. 13, 2005 –– Tropical Depression 10 formed late Saturday afternoon about 1,100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Forecasters think it will be Tropical Storm Jose by Sunday.
"Right now, everything indicates it's going to go north of us," Robert Mitchell, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan, said at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tropical Depression 10 is centered is at 14.3 degrees north latitude and 44.9 degrees west longitude.
The storm has winds of 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
It is moving to the northwest at 9 mph.
The barometric pressure stands at 1008 millibars or 29.76 inches.
Mitchell said that a tropical wave currently located at around 25 or 26 degrees west longitude is making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. However, he said that so far, that wave shows no signs of developing into anything stronger.
While it looks like good news for the Virgin Islands when it comes to Tropical Depression 10, Mitchell urged residents to keep their eye on the weather.
"It's that time of the year," he said.
There's still a long way to go until the season ends Nov. 30.
Colorado State University professor William Gray predicts 20 named storms for the 2005 season. Should Tropical Depression 10 become Tropical Storm Jose as predicted and Gray is on target with his number, another 10 will follow.
Meanwhile, forecasters aren't yet singing "Good Night, Irene." That tropical storm is currently located about 445 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Its north-northwest track is taking it away from the U.S. mainland.
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