TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS FAR OUT!

Depression 6 has formed 580 miles WSW of southernmost Cape Verde Islands.

Hurricanes that form near the Cape Verde Islands are often some of the largest and most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic. This is largely because they grow over open tropical waters unimpeded by encounters with land masses.

At 5 PM Saturday, Tropical Depression #6 was centered over 3400 miles from Mayport moving west northwest at 9 mph. Peak winds today are around 30 mph, but are expected to exceed 100 mph in the mid-Atlantic by Wednesday when Hurricane Danielle will be centered around 2000 miles southeast of Jacksonville.

The storm is expected to remain over the open Atlantic through next weekend. A cold front moving into the northwest Atlantic Friday should turn the storm away from the eastern US. Most sunny, dry weather is expected over the mid-Atlantic states due to a large high pressure moving in behind the front. It will bring northeast winds here Saturday and Sunday, which can cause northeaster conditions to develop along our coast. Northeast winds between September and November often cause abnormally high tides and beach erosion to our coast.

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