Tropical Depression Fourteen was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm status during the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed on September 8 from a tropical wave. The depression dissipated on September 10 in the open Atlantic Ocean, never affecting land.
|Formation||September 8, 2003|
|Dissipation||September 10, 2003|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1007 mbar|
|Part of the||2003 Atlantic hurricane season|
On September 6, a tropical wave exited the coast of Africa and began to head westward across the Atlantic Ocean. Almost immediately, the wave was accompanied by a broad surface circulation. By September 8, the wave had gained enough organization to be classified as Tropical Depression Fourteen while located 250 miles southeast of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. After developing, the depression moved west-southwestward. Shortly thereafter though, the cyclone began to accelerate to the north-northwest, due to the influence of an upper-level low that dropped down to the west of the depression. Under the influence of southerly wind shear, the convection associated with the cyclone became removed from the low-level circulation center and the circulation also began to become elongated. On September 10, the depression dissipated over the western Cape Verde Islands.
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