LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA: Mother Nature wasted no time as the first Tropical Depression of the 2023 hurricane season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

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According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Depression 2 is moving south at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph.

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Where is Tropical Depression 2 Heading?

As of right now, the storm is setting a course to Cuba and is heading away from the Gulf coast with no threats to SWLA.

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First Tropical Depression Of The 2023 Hurricane Season

Invest 91L strengthened into TD #2 yesterday on the first day of hurricane season. What I found weird about this storm is that instead of originating in the southern part of the Gulf and heading north, it began close to the US coast and then started traveling southward.

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