Kirk now a tropical depression; still moving west

NHC (500 AM AST OR 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).

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…9.5N 37.4W
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

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