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October 2005 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 TUE NOV 1 2005

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

OCTOBER WAS A VERY QUIET MONTH FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN...WITH
THE FORMATION OF ONLY ONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION.  HURRICANE
OTIS...WHICH FORMED IN SEPTEMBER...CARRIED OVER INTO OCTOBER. 
THERE HAVE BEEN THREE OTHER YEARS IN THE HISTORICAL RECORD...
1989... 1995...AND 1996...IN WHICH NO NAMED STORMS FORMED DURING
OCTOBER.  

AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER...HURRICANE OTIS WAS LOCATED ABOUT 120 N
MI SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.  OTIS WOULD MOVE SLOWLY
NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD GENERALLY PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA FOR THE REST OF ITS LIFE.  IT REACHED A PEAK INTENSITY
OF 90 KT ON 1 OCTOBER...THEN WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM THE NEXT
DAY.  A COMBINATION OF COOL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND ENTRAINING
DRY AIR CAUSED OTIS TO WEAKEN TO A NON-CONVECTIVE REMNANT LOW
PRESSURE AREA ON 3 OCTOBER ABOUT 75 N MI WEST-NORTHWEST OF CABO SAN
LAZARO MEXICO.  WHILE OTIS BROUGHT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS TO THE
MOUNTAINOUS AREAS OF SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...THERE ARE NO
REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES.

SIXTEEN-E WAS A RELATIVELY LONG-LIVED TROPICAL DEPRESSION...
DEVELOPING FROM AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER WITHIN THE ITCZ EARLY
ON 15 OCTOBER ABOUT 360 N MI SOUTH OF ACAPULCO MEXICO.  THE
DEPRESSION MOVED WESTWARD TO WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD FOR THE NEXT 5
DAYS.  AT TIMES THE CYCLONE SEEMS AS THOUGH IT WAS ABOUT TO BECOME
A TROPICAL STORM...HOWEVER...UNFAVORABLE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS NEVER
ALLOWED THE STRONGEST CONVECTION TO REMAIN NEAR THE LOW-LEVEL
CENTER FOR MORE THAN A FEW HOURS AT A TIME.  THE DEPRESSION
EVENTUALLY DEGENERATED INTO A NON-CONVECTIVE REMNANT LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM ABOUT 815 N MI SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS LATE ON 20
OCTOBER. THE REMNANT CIRCULATION WAS ABSORBED INTO THE ITCZ THE
NEXT DAY.

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                DATES        MAX WIND (KT)     DEATHS
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H  OTIS         28 SEP - 3 OCT        90             0
TD SIXTEEN-E         15-20 OCT        30             0
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NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)

FORECASTER STEWART/BEVEN/FRANKLIN

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