Miami (AP) — a tropical depression formed on Tuesday in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and is expected to strengthen, although forecasters do not predict landfall.
The national hurricane center, the U.S. reported depression was centered Tuesday night about 1,360 miles (2,188 km) West-southwest of the southern windward Islands. At 11 p.m. EDT, it had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km / h) and moving West-Northwest at 9 mph (14 km / h).
Forecasters said it could reach tropical storm status somewhere on Wednesday. No coastal watches or warnings depression.
Depression may set the record for earliest named the seventh tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, if it strengthens to tropical storm Gonzalo till Friday. Tropical storm Gert formed on 24 July 2005, making it the current record.
So far this year, Cristobal, Daniel, Edward and faye all records for the earliest named stormed their place in the alphabet.
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