First tropical depression of 2017 forms in Atlantic Ocean

The first tropical depression of 2017 formed Thursday morning in the Atlantic Ocean.

A subtropical cyclone that formed Wednesday strengthened to become the first tropical storm of the year, but it does not pose a threat to the United States.

Tropical depression No. 1 was moving northwest at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami forecasts the tropical depression to dissipate by Thursday night or Friday.

Tropical depression No. 1 comes more than a month before the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1.

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