Tropical Storm Debbie - September
A weak tropical depression formed offshore the coast of Honduras on
September 24th. The system moved
across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico on the 25th, moving into the
south-central Gulf of Mexico on the
26th. The system had remained weak due to its passage over
land. As the depression turned to the north
to north-northeast, strengthening ensued. By the morning of the
28th, it had developed into a tropical storm.
Cool air behind a frontal boundary to its northeast swept around its
western periphery, halting development.
Debbie moved inland along the central Gulf coast during the evening of
the 29th before recurving across the
Southeast on the 30th before becoming absorbed by an extratropical
cyclone to its north on October 1st.
The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for
Debbie. Data was provided by the National
Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.