Tropical Storm Jerry was the tenth named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. Jerry was a short-lived, high latitude storm that formed on September 23 and dissipated on September 24. Jerry quickly became absorbed by a cold front that rapidly approached the cyclone from the west. Jerry spent nearly all its life as a subtropical cyclone, and did not affect land.
Jerry caused no damage and no deaths.
|Formation||September 23, 2007|
|Dissipation||September 24, 2007|
|Highest winds||40 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1003 mbar|
|Part of the||2007 Atlantic hurricane season|
On September 21, a non-tropical area of low pressure developed in the north Atlantic Ocean. This low meandered for a couple of days, during which time it gradually developed deep convection. The convection became better organized and eventually wrapped around a well-defined circulation center associated with the low. Because of the organization, the low was designated as Subtropical Depression Eleven at 0000 UTC September 23. The subtropical designation was due to the fact that the cyclone was still well-involved with an upper-level low. In addition, the strongest winds were well-removed from the center, which is typical of subtropical cyclones. The depression lacked a well-defined inner core, and there multiple vorticity centers embedded within the estimated mean center, although despite the disorganization, the system was upgraded to Subtropical Storm Jerry when satellite estimates along with QuikSCAT data indicated that the system had sustained surface winds of at least 40 mph. At 0000 UTC September 24, Jerry made the transition into a tropical cyclone when the radius of maximum winds decreased. Thereafter, Jerry began to move northeast ahead of an approaching cold front, and also began to weaken as it tracked across cooler water. By 0000 UTC September 25, Jerry's circulation had opened up into a sharp trough, and the cyclone was declared dissipated.
Lack of Retirement
Because it did not affect land, and thus caused no damage, the name Jerry was not retired in the Spring of 2008 by the World Meteorological Organization. It is on the list of names to be used for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.