Tropical Depression Ten was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm strength during the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed on September 7 in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean well to the southwest of the Azores. The depression moved generally northeastward, then dissipated on September 9 as it turned southeast and then east-southeastward.
The depression caused no damage and no deaths.
|Formation||September 7, 2004|
|Dissipation||September 9, 2004|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1013 mbar|
|Part of the||2004 Atlantic hurricane season|
A tropical wave exited the coast of Africa on August 29. The wave was accompanied by a well-organized area of disturbed weather that passed just to the north of the Cape Verde Islands early on August 30. The wave moved westward across the eastern Atlantic Ocean for the next couple of days, then turned northwest, north, and then to the northeast while becoming less organized. Despite the decrease in organization, a low-level circulation became established within the wave on September 7, and although strong southwesterly wind shear was displacing the deep convection from the center of the wave, it was organized enough to be classified as Tropical Depression Ten at 1200 UTC that day while located about 630 miles southwest of the Azores. After forming, the depression's convection continued to be sheared northeast of thw circulation center. Early on September 9, the depression's motion became slow and erratic. In addition, the deep convection had become sheared far enough away from the circulation center to consider the depression dissipated at 1200 UTC that day. The depression's remnants turned southeast and then east-southeastward, and dissipated at around 1800 UTC September 10 while located about 230 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Azores Islands.