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TROPICS: Hurricane Hunter Plane To Investigate Disturbance Southwest of Florida



BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The National Hurricane Center expects to send a ”hurricane hunter” plane into the southwestern Caribbean later today to investigate a growing disturbance. The disturbance has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression later this week.


For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea: Satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that a small area of low pressure is located over the far southwestern Caribbean Sea near the east coast of Nicaragua. This system is currently accompanied by disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development of this system is possible while it drifts northwestward near the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras, and it could become a tropical depression later this week if the disturbance remains over water.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system later today, if necessary. Regardless of development, the low could produce periods of heavy rainfall across portions of eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras through late this week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.



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