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Tropical Depression Eight was a pesky, hard to forecast system that originated from a cutoff low along a frontal boundary in late August of 2016.

The frontal system that eventually spawned Tropical Depression Eight developed on August 27, before unexpectedly becoming a tropical depression the following afternoon UTC as thunderstorms unexpectedly fired over a low pressure area along the southern region of the front.

Moving west-northwest, the depression was heavily monitored by recon aircraft, and was found to be at peak intensity around the time it formed. Besides continuous forecasts to become a tropical storm by the NHC, the depression remained disorganised throughout its entire life, mainly as a result of the aforementioned frontal system shearing the system's convection from the center of circulation. After passing close to the eastern coast of the US, the depression began to move rapidly north, then northwest, before being absorbed by its parent frontal system by 0000 UTC on September 1. As a tropical cyclone, the depression had no effects on land.

SSHWS category 1-min winds Pressure Location Date and time
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 31.5N, 69.6W 28/08/2016 1200 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 31.7N, 70.6W 28/08/2016 1800 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 32.0N, 71.7W 29/08/2016 0000 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 32.4N, 72.6W 29/08/2016 0600 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 32.9N, 73.2W 29/08/2016 1200 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1012 mbar 33.4N, 73.8W 29/08/2016 1800 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1012 mbar 33.7N, 74.5W 30/08/2016 0000 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 33.9N, 75.0W 30/08/2016 0600 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 34.2N, 75.0W 30/08/2016 1200 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 34.4N, 74.9W 30/08/2016 1800 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 34.6N, 74.7W 31/08/2016 0000 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1011 mbar 34.8N, 74.5W 31/08/2016 0600 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 35.2N, 73.8W 31/08/2016 1200 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 35.9N, 72.7W 31/08/2016 1800 UTC
Tropical Depression 35 mph 1010 mbar 36.8N, 71.2W 01/09/2016 0000 UTC

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