Claudette developed from Tropical Depression Four in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
Claudette track on SST image of 16 August (287 Kb) This image
represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST) derived from
NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 16 August 2009. The
averaging is done to remove clouds. The temperature scale for SST is
28C to 32C. The track of Claudette is overlaid on this image.