Tropical Depression Nine was a tropical depression during the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season that did not become a tropical storm. It formed in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, and quickly made landfall near Sabine Pass, Texas. Because it was so close to land, it never managed to become a tropical storm.
The depression caused no damage and no fatalities.
|Formation||September 8, 2000|
|Dissipation||September 9, 2000|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1008 mbar|
|Areas affected||Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi|
Tropical Depression Nine formed from the interaction of a persistent low-level trough and a cluster of convection associated with a tropical wave that moved north-northwest from the Yucatan Peninsula. A poorly-defined low-level circulation center about 160 nautical miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 8. Thus, Tropical Depression Nine is estimated to have formed on this date. Surface observations indicate that the center of the depression moved north-northwest and made landfall near Sabine Pass, Texas around 1000 UTC on September 9. The depression dissipated overland that same day.
Squalls with gusts to tropical storm-force extended well east of the depression's center. These produced a 39 kt gust at buoy 42001 at 2100 UTC 8 September, a 35 kt gust at buoy 42041 at 2200 UTC that day, and a 34 kt gust at the Southwest Pass C-MAN station at 2000 UTC that day. In addition, rainfall associated with the depression affected portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. The depression caused no damage or fatalities.