NOAA's GOES-East satellite image showed a large circulation associated with Tropical Depression 8 or TD8 after it was officially designated a depression by the National Hurricane Center. The image was created by NASA's GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured the birth of Tropical Depression Eight in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico at 2:31 p.m. EDT on Sept. 6.
Image Credit: NASA GOES Project
The center of TD8 formed right along the eastern coast of Mexico near Tampico and was making landfall after it formed. At 2:30 p.m. EDT, the center of the depression was directly over Tampico. It had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph/55 kph and was moving to the west-southwest at 6 mph/9 kph.
Minimum central pressure is 1009 millibars. Despite making landfall quickly, there are no watches and warnings in effect, although it is expected to drop rainfall between 3 and 5 inches in the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas. Some areas may receive isolated maximum amounts up to 10 inches, and could experience flash-flooding and mudslides.
According to the National Hurricane Center, TD8 is going to be short-lived because it is moving over land. In fact, the NHC expects the depression to become a remnant low pressure area over the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8 as it drops more rainfall on its track to the west-southwest.Text credit: Rob Gutro
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