First Tropical Depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season forms

National Weather Service
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MIAMI (AP) – A tropical depression formed Saturday off the Florida coast, prompting officials to issue a tropical storm watch for parts of the North Carolina coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Depression One was located at 5 p.m. about 125 miles (200 km) east of Melbourne, Florida.

The tropical storm watch was issued for the North Carolina coast from north of Surf City to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, officials said.

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