October 23rd, 2011
06:11 PM ET

Tropical depression forms near Honduras, Nicaragua

A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Sunday, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Rina as it skirts the Honduran coastline, the National Hurricane Center said.

The depression - the 18th of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season - was located off the Nicaragua/Honduras border late Sunday afternoon, forecasters said. The government of Honduras issued a tropical storm watch from Punta Castilla eastward to the Nicaraguan border. A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions, including sustained winds of at least 39 mph, are possible within 48 hours.

The depression was moving northwest at near 12 mph, and was expected to turn west-northwest Monday.

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  1. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    how could anyone be depressed in the tropics?

    October 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @Mmmmm:
    I'll send those well-wishes to her.
    I'll bet chrissy wishes the same thing!
    Texting her now.

    October 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Good question, Ruffie.

    October 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    Philip
    What is this obsession you have with pharmaceuticals ?

    October 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Bobcat:
    Go see what he wrote on the Wheldon blog.
    Interesting...

    October 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Re- my 9:03 post.

    I'm sorry to all of the regular posters on this board. I wasn't trrying to be a jerk. I was just venting. You seem like decent people and you don't deserve the holier-than-thou rant I left here. If there was a "retract" button, I'd click it. I promise to be more humane tomorrow.

    October 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Sooooo lavendar bath must be workin'

      October 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    BtBC:

    It's all good.
    You're cool.
    Get some sleep, darlin'.

    October 23, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    It wasn't really a holier-than-thou rant, either...

    October 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat2u

    @banasy

    This guy doesn't have any kind of a soul, does he ?
    With the way he rants, I think I know the why of the pharmaceutical references.
    I think he's trying to tell us something.

    October 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      PS
      He sure has a wild imagination to come up with all those names.

      October 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bareassburn

    What is it he is trying to say?

    October 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
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