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August 2005 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011509
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT THU SEP 1 2005
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

TWO HURRICANES AND TWO TROPICAL STORMS FORMED IN THE EASTERN NORTH
PACIFIC DURING AUGUST.

FERNANDA FORMED ABOUT 600 N MI SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS ON
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ON 9 AUGUST AND BECAME A
TROPICAL STORM ON THE 10TH AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST.
IT BECAME A HURRICANE ON THE 11 AUGUST AND REACHED ITS PEAK
INTENSITY OF 75 KNOTS ON 14 AUGUST BEFORE MOVING TOWARD COOLER
WATERS AND A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. THEREAFTER FERNANDA MOVED TOWARD
THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AND GRADUALY WEAKENED. IT DISSIPATED ON 17
AUGUST.

GREG FORMED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ABOUT 600 N MI SOUTH OF CABO
SAN LUCAS ON 11 AUGUST...AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORM LATER THAT
DAY.  GREG MOVED SLOWLY TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND REACHED ITS PEAK
INTENSITY OF 45 KT THE FOLLOWING DAY.  A DEVELOPING RIDGE BETWEEN
GREG AND FERNANDA FORCED GREG TO DRIFT TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
WHILE NORTHERLY SHEAR WEAKENED THE CYCLONE.  GREG WEAKENED TO A
DEPRESSION ON 14 AUGUST AND THEN DEGENERATED TO A REMNANT LOW THE
FOLLOWING DAY ABOUT 650 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS.

HILARY FORMED AS A DEPRESSION ABOUT 185 N MI SOUTH OF SALINA CRUZ ON
19 AUGUST.  IT MOVED WESTWARD AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORM THE NEXT
DAY.  FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS IT TOOK A PATH ROUGHLY PARALLEL
TO THE MEXICAN COAST ABOUT 225 N MI OFFSHORE.  IT BECAME A
HURRICANE EARLY ON 21 AUGUST...AND AS ITS WIND FIELD EXPANDED 
BROUGHT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS TO THE COAST OF MEXICO NEAR
MANZANILLO LATER THAT DAY.  HILARY EDGED AWAY FROM THE MAINLAND AND
STRENGTHENED...REACHING A PEAK INTENSITY OF 90 KT ON 22 AUGUST.  A
SLOW WEAKENING TREND ENSUED AS HILARY MOVED BETWEEN WEST-NORTHWEST
AND NORTHWEST OVER COOLER WATERS.  THE CYCLONE WEAKENED TO A
TROPICAL STORM ON 24 AUGUST ABOUT 435 N MI WEST OF CABO SAN
LUCAS...AND TO A DEPRESSION AND NON-CONVECTIVE REMNANT LOW THE
FOLLOWING DAY.  NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HILARY.

IRWIN FORMED AS A DEPRESSION ON 25 AUGUST ABOUT 150 N MI SOUTHWEST
OF MANZANILLO.  THE DEPRESSION MOVED WESTWARD AND BECAME A
TROPICAL STORM EARLY ON 26 AUGUST.  IRWIN REACHED A PEAK INTENSITY
OF 45 KT LATER THAT DAY...THEN WEAKENED SLOWLY ON 27 AUGUST.  THE
CYCLONE WEAKENED TO A DEPRESSION ON 28 AUGUST...AND DISSIPATED
LATER THAT DAT ABOUT 500 N MI SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS.


SUMMARY TABLE

NAME           DATES           MAX WIND (KT)     DEATHS
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H  FERNANDA    9-16 AUG             75             0
TS GREG       11-15 AUG             45             0
H  HILARY     19-25 AUG             90             0
TS IRWIN      25-28 AUG             45             0
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NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)

FORECASTER FRANKLIN/BEVEN/STEWART/PASCH
 
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