Tropical Depression # 2 Continues For Now - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tropical Depression # 2 Continues For Now

Tropical Depression #2 formed Monday afternoon over the Central Atlantic Ocean. The depression is now located at 12.9 North, 49.6 West and is moving west at 18 mph. The depression is about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and nearly 2,500 miles away from Southwest Louisiana.

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center keeps this a depression, and continues it moving west toward the Lesser Antilles. The environment ahead of the depression is only marginally conducive for a tropical system to survive, and this is due to dry air ahead of the depression and increasing wind shear. These factors will likely cause the depression to remain weak and eventually cause it to dissipate entirely in a few days. This means it may not be a tropical system at all by the time it reaches the Lesser Antilles.

This system poses no threat to Southwest Louisiana nor anywhere in the United States at this time. However, this is a reminder that you should have a plan in place should a tropical system threaten Southwest Louisiana. Count on the KPLC 7Stormteam to keep you posted on the latest information and stay tuned for further updates. For weather anytime go to www.kplctv.com/weather. You can view our hurricane special for more information as well. Here is the link to that: http://www.kplctv.com/category/283810/hurricane-season-2014.
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