Tropical Depression Six was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm strength during the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed on August 5 in the Bay of Campeche, forming from the southern portion of the wave that spawned Hurricane Erin. The depression moved inland on August 7.

The depression caused no damage and no deaths.

Satellite image of the depression
FormationAugust 5, 1995
Dissipation August 7, 1995
Highest winds 35 mph
Lowest pressure 1002 mbar
Deaths None reported
Damages None
Areas affectedJamaica, Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Part of the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season

Meteorological history

On July 22, a tropical wave exited the coast of Africa. The northern portion of the wave developed into Tropical Storm Erin on July 31. The southern portion of the wave, however, which moved westward across the Carribean Sea, produced pressure falls over Jamaica and eastern Cuba. Surface observations suggested a low-pressure area had formed within the wave and also an extremely weak cyclonic circulation over the northwestern Carribean Sea by August 1. On August 2 and 3, the wave moved slowly across the Yucatan Peninsula. By August 4, the wave emerged into the Bay of Campeche. On August 4 and 5, as the low moved slowly across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, the convection associated with the wave increased. Reports from a hurricane hunter aircraft on August 6 indicate that the wave developed into Tropical Depression Six. A deep-layered high pressure area north of the cyclone steered the storm on a west-northwest to westward course, at a forward speed of 5 to 8 knots. The depression made landfall midway between Tampico and Tuxpan at around 2300 UTC August 6. Upper-level winds over the system favored anticyclonic outflow, but the depression could not strengthen further because of landfall.

Data from a reconnaissance aircraft just before the depression made landfall show that flight-level winds were 40 mph, which meant that the depression was likely just below tropical storm status at landfall. Satellite intensity estimates at the time of landfall also reflect this. After moving inland, the depression quickly dissipated over the mountains of Mexico.


It is possible that the depression caused localized flooding, although no damage or casualty reports have been received.

See Also

1995 Atlantic hurricane season


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