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Tropical Storm Bill could form soon in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Bill could form soon in Gulf of Mexico

The first tropical storm of the young hurricane season (but the second of the year) is likely to form within the next day or two in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center estimates a 90 percent chance that a system of storms off the Texas and Louisiana coasts will organize to become Tropical Storm Bill in the next 48 hours: "An Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigated the broad area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and found that the circulation was too poorly defined to qualify the system as a tropical cyclone," hurricane forecasters wrote. "However, thunderstorm activity continues to become better organized this...

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