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Tropical Cyclone Report
Tropical Depression Nine
8 - 9 September 2000

Jack Beven
National Hurricane Center
17 November 2000

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.
Date/Time
(UTC)
Position Pressure
(mb)
Wind Speed
(kt)
Stage
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

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



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