Tropical Depression Debby Forecast: Becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby as it moves further away from land

5:37 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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CEDAR KEY, Florida - Now moving further from land in the Atlantic Ocean, Debby has lost its tropical characteristics and become a post-tropical cyclone.

Debby made made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida as a tropical storm on Tuesday as a tropical storm. The storm quickly weakened to a tropical depression as it moved over land.

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday afternoon that Debby made landfall near Steinhatchee with top winds of 40 mph.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, Debby had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour as it moved east at 13 mph. The storm's center has become poorly defined and was about 180 miles east of St. Augustine, Florida.

The National Hurricane Center says this is the first time four tropical storms have been recorded before July 1 during the Atlantic hurricane season since record keeping began in 1851.

Alberto was the first storm this year. It formed off the South Carolina coast on May 19.

Summary as of Wednesday 5 p.m.

Location: 29.5°N 78.3°W
Moving: E at 13 mph
Min pressure: 1003 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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