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Tropical Cyclone Report
Tropical Depression Nine
8 - 9 September 2000

Jack Beven
National Hurricane Center
17 November 2000

Tropical Depression One
Tropical Depression Two
Hurricane Alberto
Tropical Depression Four
Tropical Storm Beryl
Tropical Storm Chris
Hurricane Debby
Tropical Storm Ernesto
Tropical Depression Nine
Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Gordon
Tropical Storm Helene
Hurricane Isaac
Hurricane Joyce
Hurricane Keith
Tropical Storm Leslie
Hurricane Michael
Tropical Storm Nadine
Unnamed Subtropical Storm

[2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season]

Tropical Depression Nine formed over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from the interaction of a persistent low-level trough and a cluster of convection, associated with a tropical wave, that moved north-northwestward from the Yucatan Peninsula. A poorly-defined low level center formed about 160 n mi south of Lake Charles, LA, on 8 September (Table 1 and Figure 1). Surface observations indicate the center moved north-northwestward and crossed the Gulf coast near Sabine Pass, TX around 1000 UTC 9 September. The cyclone dissipated over land later that day.

Squalls with gusts to tropical storm-force occurred well to the east of the center. These produced a 39 kt gust at buoy 42001 at 2100 UTC 8 September, a 35 kt gust at buoy 42041 at 2200 UTC that day, and a 34 kt gust at the Southwest Pass C-MAN station at 2000 UTC that day. Rainfall associated with the cyclone affected portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. There are no reports of damage or casualties.

Table 1. Best track, Tropical Depression Nine, 8 - 9 September 2000.
Position Pressure
Wind Speed
Lat. (°N)Lon. (°W)
08 / 180027.5 93.51009 25tropical depression
09 / 000028.5 93.51009 30"
09 / 060029.3 93.81009 25"
09 / 120030.0 94.01010 25"
09 / 1800 dissipated
08 / 210028.093.5 100830minimum pressure
09 / 100029.993.9100925landfall near Sabine Pass, TX

Best track for Tropical Depression Nine

Figure 1. Best track for Tropical Depression Nine, 8-9 September 2000.


Last updated December 14, 2000