Tropical Depression Kirk Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122018 500 AM AST Mon Sep 24 2018 …KIRK MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…9.5N 37.4W ABOUT 950 MI…1530 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS ABOUT 1615 MI…2600 KM E OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 24 MPH…39 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Kirk was located near latitude 9.5 North, longitude 37.4 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 24 mph (39 km/h), and this fast motion is expected to continue for another day or so. A decrease in forward speed is expected by Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Although slight strengthening is forecast during the next few days, it is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- None. NEXT ADVISORY ————- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
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