Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Hurricane Hut

Jerry - 2001
Home
Tropical Terminology
Active Storms
About Hurricanes
About Us
Atlantic Basin Storm Archives
East Pacific Storm Archives
Hurricane Naming
Retired Hurricane Names

TROPICAL STORM JERRY

jerry.jpg
Tropical Storm Jerry in the Caribbean

A tropical wave moved west off the coast of Africa into the Atlantic on October 1. The wave did not begin to organize significantly until October 4, when deep convective banding was first noticed. On October 6, the wave was organized enough to become Tropical Depression Twelve, about 540 miles ESE of the Windward Islands. The depression moved WNW and strengthened under light vertical wind shear, becoming Tropical Storm Jerry late on October 6. Jerry strengthened as it approached the Windward Islands, and reached a peak intensity of 50 mph and a minimum pressure of 1004 mbar. Jerry moved into the Windward Islands late on September 7, passing just south of Barbados.

Jerry passed near St. Vincent late on the 7th as it increased in forward speed and turned more to the west. The shear increased on the system as it entered the Caribbean Sea on September 8, and Jerry lacked a single center of circulation. Jerry deteriorated further as it moved rapidly to the west about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico. The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression on September 8, and dissipated early on September 9. There were no reports of damages or casualties due to Jerry, despite approaches to numerous islands.

PREVIOUS STORM

NEXT STORM