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TROPICAL DEPRESSION PASSING THROUGH REGION

Oct. 4, 2001 – V.I. residents should look for heavy rain and winds up to 35 mph starting late Thursday night or early Friday as Tropical Depression 11 makes its way across the Caribbean islands. The rain and wind should last until sometime Saturday, meteorologists said.
Ed Tirado, a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in San Juan, said at 5 p.m. Thursday that the depression was centered 411 miles southeast of St. Croix. It was located at 13.1 degrees north latitude and 60.7 degrees west longitude and moving west-norhwestward at 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
The projected track of the weather system takes the center several hundred miles south of St. Croix.
Tropical Depression 11 formed Thursday afternoon near St. Vincent in the Windward Islands. Tirado said it is not expected to gain enough strength to be renamed Tropical Storm Iris until it reaches the Dominican Republic.
A tropical wave with the potential for development is moving toward the Caribbean right behind Tropical Depression 11, Tirado said, but it is too soon to predict its course or whether it might develop into a stronger system.

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Oct. 4, 2001 - V.I. residents should look for heavy rain and winds up to 35 mph starting late Thursday night or early Friday as Tropical Depression 11 makes its way across the Caribbean islands. The rain and wind should last until sometime Saturday, meteorologists said.
Ed Tirado, a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in San Juan, said at 5 p.m. Thursday that the depression was centered 411 miles southeast of St. Croix. It was located at 13.1 degrees north latitude and 60.7 degrees west longitude and moving west-norhwestward at 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
The projected track of the weather system takes the center several hundred miles south of St. Croix.
Tropical Depression 11 formed Thursday afternoon near St. Vincent in the Windward Islands. Tirado said it is not expected to gain enough strength to be renamed Tropical Storm Iris until it reaches the Dominican Republic.
A tropical wave with the potential for development is moving toward the Caribbean right behind Tropical Depression 11, Tirado said, but it is too soon to predict its course or whether it might develop into a stronger system.