Tropical Depression Ten was a short-lived tropical cyclone that made
landfall on the Florida Panhandle of America in September 2007. The
system developed as a subtropical depression on September 21 in the
northeastern Gulf of Mexico from the interaction of a tropical wave, the
tail end of a cold front, and an upper-level low. Initially containing a
poorly defined circulation and intermittent thunderstorm activity, the
system transitioned into a tropical depression after convection
increased over the center. Tracking northwestward, the depression moved
ashore near Fort Walton Beach early on September 22, before dissipating
over southeastern Alabama. Initially the depression was forecast to move
ashore as a minimal tropical storm, prompting state of emergency
declarations in Mississippi and Louisiana. It was the first tropical
cyclone to threaten the New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina and the
destructive 2005 hurricane season. Overall impact from the cyclone was
minor and largely limited to light rainfall. However, the precursor
system spawned a damaging tornado in Eustis, Florida, where 20 houses
were destroyed and 30 more were damaged.
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