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July 2003 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011442
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT FRI AUG 1 2003
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..
 
THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES...TROPICAL STORMS DOLORES...ENRIQUE...AND
FELICIA...FORMED IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC BASIN DURING JULY.

THERE HAVE BEEN A TOTAL OF 6 NAMED STORMS SO FAR IN 2003...WHICH IS
RIGHT ON TRACK WITH CLIMATOLOGY.  HOWEVER...NONE OF THESE HAVE BEEN
HURRICANES.  IN AN AVERAGE SEASON...3 HURRICANES WOULD HAVE FORMED
BY THE END OF JULY.  THE LATEST FIRST OCCURRENCE OF A HURRICANE ON
RECORD IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC IS 8 AUGUST...IN 1968.

DOLORES WAS A SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL STORM THAT FORMED ABOUT 750 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA EARLY ON 6
JULY.  THE CYCLONE MOVED GENERALLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AND
STRENGTHENED TO A MINIMAL TROPICAL STORM LATER ON THE 6TH.  DOLORES
SOON WEAKENED BACK TO A DEPRESSION UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF STRONG
NORTHEASTERLY SHEAR.  THE CYCLONE DEGENERATED INTO A REMNANT LOW
EARLY ON 8 JULY WHICH DISSIPATED ON 9 JULY ABOUT 1300 MILES
WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

ENRIQUE DEVELOPED ON 10 JULY ABOUT 625 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. ENRIQUE MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS AND REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 55 KT EARLY
ON 12 JULY ABOUT 540 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.
LATER THAT DAY...ENRIQUE BEGAN TO STEADILY WEAKEN AS IT MOVED OVER
COOLER WATER AND BECAME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATE ON 13 JULY. THE
CYCLONE TURNED WESTWARD AND DEGENERATED INTO A NON-CONVECTIVE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM ON 14 JULY AND FINALLY DISSIPATED EARLY ON 16 JULY
ABOUT 1360 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

FELICIA FORMED EARLY ON 18 JULY ABOUT 600 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THE CYCLONE BECAME A TROPICAL
STORM SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 45 KT
LATER THAT SAME DAY.  FELICIA MOVED WESTWARD FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS 
AND WEAKENED BACK INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON 20 JULY...AND
DEGENERATED INTO A NON-CONVECTIVE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ON 23 JULY
ABOUT 1800 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THE REMNANT
LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CROSSED 140W LONGITUDE LATER THAT DAY AND
DISSIPATED ON 24 JULY ABOUT 700 MILES EAST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

SUMMARY TABLE - JULY 2003

NAME           DATES            MAX WIND - KT      DEATHS
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TS DOLORES     6-7  JULY              35               0
TS ENRIQUE    10-13 JULY              55               0
TS FELICIA    17-23 JULY              45               0
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NOTE...DATES ARE BASED ON UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...UTC
 
FORECASTER STEWART/AVILA/PASCH/LAWRENCE/BEVEN/FRANKLIN