Caribbean Sea

Caribbean Sea

The fifteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean season has formed in the south-central Caribbean Sea, and the GOES-13 satellite captured its swirling mass of clouds and showers in a visible image today. Watches and warnings are already up for Central America. At 2 p.m. EDT today, Sept. 23, Tropical Depression 15 had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. It was located about 485 miles east of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, near 13.9 North and 76.2 West. It was moving west at 15 mph, and had a minimum central pressure of 1007 millibars.

The government of Nicaragua has issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch from Puerto Cabezas northward to the border with Honduras, including the offshore islands. The government of Honduras has issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch from the Nicaragua/Honduras border westward to Limon including the offshore islands.

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