Tropical Depression Twenty-Two - October 6-14, 1971

A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea, crossing the Yucatan peninsula on October 7th
and 8th.  Moving offshore into the Gulf of Mexico, the depression recurved due to an upper trough extending
from central Canada into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  Briefly becoming a frontal wave in the southeast Gulf
of Mexico on the 11th and 12th, the upper level trough across the East lifted out, replaced by mid-level ridging
across the Southeast United States as an upper trough upstream moved into the Plains.  This caused the depression
to turn to the north across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and shed its frontal boundaries.  The weakening low made
landfall near Apalachicola, then moved west-northwest into the western Florida panhandle as a remnant area of
low pressure.

The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for the tropical depression, with data provided by the National
Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina for the United States and the Comision Nacional del Agua,
the parent agency of Mexico's national weather service for Mexico.

Tropical Depression #22 (1971) Storm Total Tropical Depression #22 (1971) Storm Total Tropical Depression #22 (1971) Storm Total