An area of disturbed weather partially due to the remnants of
Tropical Depression Eight persisted for several
days across the northwest Caribbean sea and Yucatan peninsula. A tropical wave moved into the area, causing
an increase in cloudiness and showers. Thunderstorm activity became more organized, and a tropical depression
formed just east of Cozumel, Mexico. Moving northward, the system moved by Cape San Antonio, Cuba. The
system slowly became more organized, but as a surface low formed to its northwest, the tropical depression
became absorbed into its large circulation. The life cycle of the hybrid low lies below.
An upper tropospheric trough in the subtropical jet spawned a broad
low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico on
October 1st along a very weak frontal boundary. It intensified as it moved over the tepid waters of the Gulf,
becoming a subtropical storm soon after formation, with high winds well away from the center. The system tracked
east-northeast across northern Florida and the Southeast on the 2nd and 3rd, bringing heavy rains to the region.
As it reached the Altantic coast, the system became an extratropical frontal wave. Below is the track of the
The storm total rainfall map below for these two systems was
constructed using data
from the National Climatic
Data Center. Note the rainfall maxima across north Florida and near the coast of the Georgia/South Carolina border,
a bit to the east of the track of the hybrid low. Much of the rainfall across south Florida was caused by Tropical
Below are the calendar for Daily Precipitation Maps. Note that
the 24-hour periods end
at 12z that morning.