Tropical Depression #8 - August 24-29, 1979

This was designated as the eighth tropical depression of the season in real-time, and the eleventh tropical
depression in post-season analysis.  A tropical disturbance formed over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec late
 on August 24th.  By early on the 25th, the disturbance moved into the Bay of Campeche, moving northward.
Becoming well enough organized to become a tropical depression, it headed northward towards southern
Texas.  By the afternoon of the 28th, a ridge of high pressure blocked its northward motion, steering the
depression west-southwest into northeast Mexico.  Dissipating as a tropical cyclone by the morning of the 28th,
its cloud pattern retained integrity for an additional day and a half before dissipating across central Mexico on
the 29th.  Below are the storm total rainfall maps for the depression, using data provided by the National
Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, and the Comision Nacional del Agua, parent agency of
Mexico's national weather service.

Tropical Depression Eight (1979) Rainfall Tropical Depression Eight (1979) Rainfall Tropical Depression Eight (1979) Rainfall