The eighteenth tropical depression of the western North Pacific Hurricane season was born over the weekend and was captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on its slow track to the west-northwest.
Tropical Depression 18W (TD18W) was born on Sunday and by Monday afternoon it was still a depression. TD18W had maximum sustained winds near 30 knots (35 mph) at 11 a.m. EDT, Sept. 12, 2011. It was located about 500 nautical miles southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, and is moving to the west-northwest at 2 knots (3 mph).
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