June 25th, 2010
09:04 PM ET

Tropical depression forms in Caribbean

A tropical depression has formed in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center says.

Read more about the potential implications for the Gulf oil spill.

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  1. Thiago Tamboril

    é isso ai.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Timmy K

    goodbye gulf of mexico, nice knowing you.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Tou're a real genius Timmy,,, 660 quatdillion gallons of water is not going anywhere.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • jefffbo

      Timmmmayyy..

      June 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohNoooo

      Tiny Tim!!!!

      June 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Greenisimo Nature Blog @Greenisimo

    OK. So what happens to the toxic BP oil spill in the gulf. It's already cycling up and around Florida. Will weather depressions pull the spill further then spread the oil like a giant sprinkler system? – @greenisimo

    June 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I live in the south central Florida on the gulf area. A tropical storm coming our way will be disastrous with that oil spill. It will push the oil spill almost to the side walk in some area. I don't even want to know what could happen if it turn to become a Hurricane.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Harry

    Hope you in the south have bio-hazard suits. Its going to be raining oil hundreds of miles into the coastal inland if this turns into a hurricane. Thanks BP! We hate you too!

    June 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      You don't hate BP or any other oil company. You drive a car, right? You have electricity in your home, right? You heat your home in winter, right? You love all oil companies, just like everyone else in the USA.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The-Voices

    I don't believe oil evaporates like that Harry, so it shouldn't be raining oil. Worst case scenario the winds push some of the oil inland a few hundred feet more than the beaches.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phantasia

      @The-Voices might what to look up storm surges.

      @Harry If we don't change the conversation from "they" to "we", we will never take responsibility for our own future.

      We've been sitting on our haunches taking cheap energy welfare for 40 years, time to get off the handouts, stop waiting for the corps to pay for research with their money, and DO IT OURSELVES. It is OUR country, and OUR future, it is OUR responsibility.

      June 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oily Bob

      Sorry, but according to report 60% of the hydrocarbons (sound better than oil) evaporate. That is why you see the tar balls on the beach.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • TinCan

      @Oily Bob. I think what The Voices are trying to say is that oil won't evaporate as oil and then rain back down over the land. It's not like there is going to be crude oil monsoon. I believe that some of the chemicals making up the oil will evaporate, but the heavier elements stay in the water. That's not to say that those elements which are pulled into the clouds won't cause just as much harm as if it was a crude monsoon, but I think that's what The Voices were trying to point out.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Phantasia

    NEVER has a hurricane looked more ominous than when there's a huge lake of oil sitting there waiting to be stirred up and thrown onto our home.

    I wonder if some of the people who are being vocal about wanting the oil companies to stay for their livelihoods, will stubbornly stay home like many did for Katrina when they are told to GTFO. I sure hope not. I hope they don't get going down with the ship ideas when the time comes.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. grace

    They should be notifying people what to do in case the storm does hit....now...so they will have plenty of time to buy what is needed for this oil....yucks!!

    June 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. captainchaos66

    Theyve been hiping this THING in the carribean since monday, and now decide to use the FEAR game by calling it a TROPICAL DEPRESSION,, all it is right now is right now is a cluster of thunderstorms,,, it will likely go over the ucatan, then emerge into the pacific and become another hurricane IN THE PACIFIC... But ya know, another hurricane in the pacific wouldnt send everyone into a panic,, so they HIPE it as heading toward the gulf..
    *sigh* FEAR is such a powerful thing nowadays,, and the masses in this country suck it up like soda and candy,, no wonder we're all going to H@ll!

    June 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ClaptonisGOD

      It's not a hype thing at all. The National Hurricane Center sent a plane into the area earlier today, found a closed circulation, and surface wind speeds around 35 mph, thus requiring them to issue advisories for TD ONE. Yeah, it probably will head over the Yucatan, weaken, and them emerge in the Gulf to possibly re-strengthen. Where's the hype in this 1 sentence article?

      June 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Palm Beach Mom

      "Hiping" is actually spelled "Hyping" and "Hipe" is actually spelled "Hype"

      June 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Wow. It saddens me to see such ignorance publicly displayed for the world to see. Prior to today, this "THING" was a "tropical wave." Persistent thunderstorms along the wave have caused a tropical depression to form (a closed circulation). It was forecast to intensify just as it has done (hence the "hype" since Monday), and it is further forecast to move northwest into the Gulf of Mexico. Sure, it will weaken over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it may intensify over the extremely warm waters of the Gulf. Most of the atmospheric models bring it into the Gulf of Mexico by Monday. Let's leave the forecasting up to atmospheric scientists who understand tropical meteorology. Forecasting is very complex, and has nothing to do with "fear" mongering. Educate yourself and double check your spelling if you expect to have any credibility.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      it just turned into a TD

      June 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dad

      Go there if you want but don't take the rest of us with you!

      June 25, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ryan

      First of all it is a tropical depression and will soon be a tropical storm, not because of hype, but because it is really the case. Try pulling up a satellite pic of TD #1 notice the strong convection and the hurricane hunter aircraft found tropical storm force winds associated with it and a closed surface low all of which at the very least classify it as a tropical depression , and it is the responsibility of the NHC to monitor the tropics during hurricane season. This season is no different so cut the conspiracy theory crap. Secondly when it crosses the tip of the yucutan it will be in the western or southern gulf which last time I checked wasn't apart of the pacific ocean as you seem to think it is. There are things called books that you were supposed to read in science class. Maps are also widely available on the internet.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brad1001

    One line of information. No way to get any more? Most informative article CNN. Fear mongering?

    June 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mikey

    A lame one-sentence story? I use Crownweather.com for information on any Tropcal storms or hurricane. Just click on their Tropical Weather page. They currently have excellent predictions on where this storm will enter the Gulf, and current radar pictures as it approaches Belize and the Yucatan.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Phantasia

    Here, want to see what is going to happen when/if one comes up to play in our oil lake?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Sloshrun.gif

    June 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John Drake

    Oil, benzine, methane gas and all the other toxins will evaporate in the heat and the airborne mix will be distributed as far inland as the hurricane takes it. This disaster, courtesy of a confluence of partners, including the Federal Government who gave BP the coordinates for the massive deep sea oil deposits and the associated offices who approved the drilling, will require evacuation of all people living within 200 miles inland in all affected areas. The result will be destruction of water supplies, wild life, all plant matter, farmlands, farmers crops, as well as potential death of millions of Americans from the spill-related toxins. If the Hurricane drives this mess North up the coast, it could devastate the Eastern Seaboard. Right now we have dead zones in the Gulf, astronomical levels of methane in the air and water, dolphins suffocating from lack of oxygen, fish dying in massive numbers, and we have an administration who is sitting on their hands watching this unfold. BP is trying to cut costs and corners and evade responsibility. If this isn't capped and contained, the spill will spread via the Gulf Stream and destroy one third of the planets' oceans and the life therein. If I lived within 300 miles of the spill and the coast, I'd get my family out of there and head north by North West. Now.

    June 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phantasia

      Change the conversation from THEY to WE or nothing is going to change!

      June 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jayblazin

    reparation checks should be given to everyone out of bp accounts. They need put out of business since its only a matter of tim before oil related deaths occur.

    June 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. WxKid86

    Wow..."captainchaos66" is obviously not aware of anything Meteorological at all. The Term "Tropical Depression" has nothing to do with "Hipe" or "fear"..It is based off of Criteria that need to be met atmospherically for tropical cyclons to form. Like upper level diffluence for example. The guys over at National Hurricane Center don't get anything out of calling it a "tropical depression". The winds and pressure indices do point towards further development. –Now, as for the Oil Situation. Personally the term "unemployment' shouldn't exist durring this crisis, everyone who doesnt have a job should be getting paid by BP to help with the clean up. It is sad and unfortunate what has happened and instead of pointing fingers and saying what if ...everyone capable needs to just "get to work". Never quit Never Give up.. Just get the Job Done. Alot is being done so far..alot of people are risking there lives belive it or not out in the gulf by exposing themselves to the fumes ect. Nobody is perfect..im pretty sure those working at this are doing the best they can...if anyone feels that the gulf situation isnt being handled properly, then instead of complaining they should get up and do something about it.

    June 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PARROT

    HOPEFULLY MOTHER NATURE WILL FLUSH EVERYTHING, INCLUDING HUMAN BEINGS...AND REVERT EVERYTHING BACK TO NORMAL...!!

    June 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
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