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Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic


The second tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed.

As of the 5 a.m. Tuesday update from the National Hurricane Center, the depression was located over the open Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

Maximum sustained winds as of early Tuesday morning are at 35 mph. The feature continues to move to the west at 16 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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