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Out-of-season tropical depression SW of Hawaii dissipates for New Year

TD 9C at 5 a.m. (Image source: NOAA) TD 9C at 5 a.m. (Image source: NOAA)
TD 9C at 10 a.m. (Image source: NOAA) TD 9C at 10 a.m. (Image source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A tropical depression that formed to the southwest of the main Hawaiian islands has dissipated with the start of the new year.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu said Tropical Depression Nine-C has dissipated 1,840 miles southwest of Honolulu, or 1,125 miles south-southwest of Johnston Island. Its remnants had a sustained maximum wind speed of 30 miles per hour, and were moving slowly toward the west at 3 miles per hour.

Tropical Depression Nine-C was the 16th tropical cyclone of an already record-breaking year in the Central Pacific. It formed a month after the end of the regular hurricane season.

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