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August 2004 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011458
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT WED SEP 1 2004
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

FIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOPED DURING AUGUST IN THE EASTERN
PACIFIC...ONE DEPRESSION...THREE TROPICAL STORMS AND ONE HURRICANE. 
THIS IS BELOW THE CLIMATOLOGICAL AVERAGES OF ABOUT 4 TROPICAL
STORMS AND 2 HURRICANES.  NO MAJOR HURRICANES FORMED IN AUGUST
THOUGH TYPICALLY THE BASIN HAS ONE DURING THE MONTH.  

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX-E REGENERATED ON 1 AUG AFTER LOSING ITS
LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION THE DAY BEFORE ABOUT 1215 N MI WEST-NORTHWEST
OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO. THE DEPRESSION GENERALLY HEADED ON A
WEST-NORTHWESTERLY TRACK...MAINTAINING ONLY SPORADIC DEEP
CONVECTION BEFORE DISSIPATING ON THE 3RD.

ESTELLE FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE RATHER FAR TO THE WEST IN THE
BASIN...ABOUT 1400 N MI ESE OF HAWAII ON 19 AUG.  SATELLITE IMAGES
INDICATED THAT THIS SYSTEM CAME FROM THE SAME WAVE THAT CAUSED
HURRICANE CHARLEY IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN.  ESTELLE STEADILY
INTENSIFIED AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORMS ON 20 AUG...REACHING A
PEAK INTENSITY OF 55 KT IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC AS IT WAS MOVING
INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC ON 21 AUG.  ITS WINDS LATER REACHED 60 KT
IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN.  

FRANK DEVELOPED FROM THE TROPICAL WAVE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS
OF ATLANTIC TROPICAL STORM EARL ABOUT 360 N MI SOUTH OF CABO SAN
LUCAS ON THE 23RD.  IT MOVED NORTHWESTWARD AND STRENGTHENED
RAPIDLY...BECOMING A HURRICANE LATER THAT DAY.  IT REACHED ITS PEAK
INTENSITY OF 75 KT ON THE 24TH BEFORE WEAKENING OVER COOLER WATERS
AS IT TURNED WESTWARD.  THE CYCLONE DISSIPATED ON THE 26TH.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE-E DEVELOPED 845 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CABO
SAN LUCAS ON THE 23RD.  IT DRIFTED ERRATICALLY NORTHWESTWARD FOR A
COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE TURNING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AND DISSIPATING ON
THE 26TH ABOUT 1200 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS.

GEORGETTE FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE ON THE 26TH ABOUT 300 NM
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO.  IT MOVED ON A CLIMATOGICAL
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TRACK FOR A FEW DAYS...REACHING A PEAK INTENSITY
OF 50 KT ON THE 29TH...BEFORE MOVING OVER COOLER WATERS AND
DISSIPATING ON THE 30TH ABOUT 850 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN
LUCAS.

HOWARD FORMED ON THE 30TH ABOUT 350 N MI SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO
MEXICO.  MOVING SLOWLY TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST...THE CYCLONE REACHED
TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH ON THE 31ST AND AT MONTHS END WAS A STRONG
TROPICAL STORM LOCATED ABOUT 475 N MI SOUTH OF CABO SAN LUCAS.


SUMMARY TABLE - AUGUST 2004

NAME             DATES            MAX WIND-KT          DEATHS
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TD SIX-E         29 JUL-3 AUG        30                  0
TS ESTELLE       19-26 AUG           60                  0
H FRANK          23-26 AUG           75                  0
TD NINE-E        23-26 AUG           30                  0
TS GEORGETTE     26-30 AUG           50                  0 
TS HOWARD        30 AUG-             60                  0
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NOTE: DATES ARE BASED ON UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...UTC

FORECASTER BLAKE/FRANKLIN

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