A broad area of low pressure was noted over the Gulf of Honduras on
5th of October. Over the next three days, the system drifted southeast due
to high pressure building to its north. By the 9th, the system has become well-
defined enough to be classified as a tropical depression. It continued to make
its anticyclonic loop before moving northward on the 10th as it reached tropical
A front moving through the Gulf of Mexico steered the cyclone into
Gulf of Mexico as it strengthened into a hurricane on the 12th. Thereafter, the
interaction between the tropical cyclone and a frontal wave developing to its north
steered Floyd in a more easterly direction through the Florida Keys. It quickly
became disorganized, and was absorbed by a large area of low pressure between
Florida and Bermuda on the 13th. Below is the track of this cyclone, provided by
the National Hurricane Center.
The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Floyd, using
data provided by the National Climatic Data
Center. Note the maximum across central Florida, to the left of the track of the cyclone.