Tropical Storm Edouard was the first of eight named storms to form in
September 2002, the most such storms for any month in the Atlantic at
the time. The fifth tropical storm of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane
season, Edouard developed into a tropical cyclone on September 1 from an
area of convection associated with a cold front east of Florida. Under
weak steering currents, Edouard drifted to the north and executed a
clockwise loop to the west. Despite moderate to strong levels of wind
shear, the storm reached a peak intensity of 65 mph (100 km/h) on
September 3, but quickly weakened as it tracked westward. Edouard made
landfall in northeastern Florida two days later, and dissipated the next
day after crossing the state. The storm dropped moderate rainfall across
Florida, exceeding 7 inches (175 mm) in the western portion of the
state. Though Edouard was a tropical storm at landfall, wind speeds
along the storm's path over land were light. The rain flooded several
roads, but there were no casualties, and damage was minimal. The storm
was eventually absorbed into the larger circulation of Tropical Storm
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