Tropical Depression Nine was a tropical depression that did not become a tropical storm during the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season. It formed on September 19 about 50 miles north-northwest of San Andres Island. The depression made landfall shortly thereafter, never strengthening. It reached a peak of 35 mph and a pressure of 1005 mb. It dissipated on September 20.
The depression caused no damage or deaths.
|Formation||September 19, 2001|
|Dissipation||September 20, 2001|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1005 mbar|
A tropical wave exited the coast of Africa on September 11. On September 16, the wave reached the Carribean Sea. Convection associated with the wave increased in both depth and organization on September 19 as the wave entered the southwestern Carribean Sea. Satellite estimates and surface observations indicate that the wave became Tropical Depression Nine at 1800 UTC on September 19, about 50 miles north-northwest of San Andres Island. The depression moved west-northwest at 16 kt and made landfall around 0000 UTC on September 20 near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. The depression continued west-northwest, dissipating over the mountains of Central America later that day. The depression eventually crossed into the Pacific Ocean and ultimately spawned Hurricane Juliette.
Puerto Cabezas reported sustained winds of 26 kt and a pressure of 1006 mb at 2100 UTC on September 19. Other than that, impact is unknown, though it was no doubt very minimal.
The depression caused no damage or deaths in Nicaragua.