Tropical Storm Danielle - September 4-11, 1980

A tropical wave emerged from the coast of Africa on August 22, briefly becoming
a tropical depression over the central tropical Atlantic on the 27th.  The surviving wave
moved westward, eventually interacting with a mid level low over south Florida on the
2nd.  A circulation organized over the north-central Gulf on the 3rd, and a new tropical
depression formed just offshore southeast Louisiana.  A weak ridge to the north steered
the system westward, and it became a tropical storm briefly before striking south of
Galveston Bay on the 6th.   The weakening system moved westward past Del Rio on
the 7th, but disturbed weather drifted northwest into western Texas over the succeeding
few days.  The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Danielle; rainfall data was
provided by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC.
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