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Tropical Depression Ten was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm status during the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed on September 29 off the coast of Cuba. The depression made landfall in Cuba on September 29 and entered the southern Gulf of Mexico on September 30, and became absorbed by an extratropical cyclone that same day.

The depression caused $5,000,000 (1994 USD) in damage when it produced heavy rainfall over Florida, but it caused no deaths.

Satellite image of the depression
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FormationSeptember 29, 1994
Dissipation September 30, 1994
Highest winds 35 mph
Lowest pressure 1004 mbar
Deaths None reported
Damages None
Areas affectedFlorida
Part of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season

Meteorological History

An area of disturbed weather, in part due to the remnants of Tropical Depression Eight persisted for several days over the northwestern Carribean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula. A tropical wave when moved into the area, causing an increase in cloudiness and showers. The convection gradually became more organized while an upper-level anticyclone became established over the system. surface observations indicate that pressure falls occured and that a surface circulation began to develop just east of Cozumel, Mexico. Based on this, it is estimated that the system developed into Tropical Depression Ten near 0600 UTC September 29 while located 150 miles south-southwest of the western tip of Cuba. Later that day, reconnaissance aircraft could not find the low-level circulation center of the cyclone due to its close proximity to Cuba, but surface observations indicated that the center was near Cape San Antonio, Cuba. The depression appeared to be getting better organized, and conditions were favorable for intensification.

However, a large extratropical cyclone which was developing over the south-central Gulf of Mexico at that time, became the dominant feature. When the depression moved into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, it was absorbed into the much larger circulation of the aforementioned extratropical cyclone by 1800 UTC September 30. A large convective mass associated with the depression moved north across Cuba, south Florida, and the Florida Keys, producing heavy rains.

Impact

Cuba

The depression produced heavy rains in Cuba, with the city of Giron reporting 12 inches of rain in 24 hours.

Florida

Florida received heavy rainfall from the depression, but it is unknown how much rain occured in the state. Regardless, the depression caused $5,000,000 (1994 USD) in damage in the state from the rains.

See Also

1994 Atlantic hurricane season

References

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1994/td10/prenhc/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Atlantic_hurricane_season#Tropical_Depression_Ten

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