Tropical Depression Two was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm status during the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone developed on July 24 in the open Atlantic Ocean. It did not strengthen further, and succumbed to strong upper-level shear, dissipating on July 26.
The depression caused no damage and no deaths.
|Formation||July 24, 1992|
|Dissipation||July 26, 1992|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1015 mbar|
|Part of the||1992 Atlantic hurricane season|
On July 16, a frontal zone emerged off the coast of New Jersey. During the next several days, a small but concentrated area of convection could be seen on satellite imagery moving generally eastward until it reached 50°W, at which point it turned southward around the northern and eastern peripheries of an anticyclone located near Bermuda. By July 22, the system began to show signs of organization at the mid-levels as it was moving westward along the southern periphery of a ridge about 600 miles east-southeast of the island of Bermuda. Dvorak classifications began on the system over the next two days, and although the classifications would normally indicate that a tropical depression had developed, surrounding pressures were rather high, and it was thus unclear if a closed surface circulation existed. By the time reconnaissance aircraft reached the system at 1916 UTC July 24, the cyclone had already passed its peak intensity. At 2100 UTC that day, the system was finally labeled a tropical depression. The cyclone was unable to strengthen further due to strong northeasterly wind shear. The cyclone drifted slowly northward to within 200 miles of Bermuda. Thereafter, the circulation raced eastward ahead of the deep convection and by 1800 UTC July 26, the depression degenerated into a remnant low.