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ABPZ30 KNHC 301504
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
700 AM PST FRI NOV 30 2007
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

THE 2007 SEASON PRODUCED ELEVEN TROPICAL STORMS...FOUR OF WHICH
BECAME HURRICANES...WITH ONE OF THE HURRICANES ATTAINING MAJOR
(CATEGORY THREE OR HIGHER ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE)
HURRICANE STATUS. THESE NUMBERS ARE FAR BELOW THE LONG-TERM
AVERAGES OF FIFTEEN TROPICAL STORMS...NINE HURRICANES...AND FOUR
MAJOR HURRICANES. IN FACT...IN TERMS OF THE ACCUMULATED CYCLONE
ENERGY (ACE) INDEX...2007 WAS THE SECOND QUIETEST SEASON OBSERVED
(ONLY 1977 WAS LOWER) SINCE RELIABLE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1971. IN
ADDITION...FOUR OTHER TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORMED DURING THE YEAR.  

ALVIN DEVELOPED FROM A POORLY-DEFINED TROPICAL WAVE THAT CROSSED
DAKAR SENEGAL ON 9 MAY. THE WAVE MOVED WESTWARD ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
BASIN WITH VERY LITTLE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. THE WAVE REACHED
CENTRAL AMERICA ON 20 MAY AND CONTINUED WESTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN
NORTH PACIFIC WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER
ACTIVITY. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED 27 MAY
ABOUT 300 N MI MILES SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
AND BECAME A 35 KT TROPICAL STORM EARLY ON 29 MAY. THEREAFTER...
ALVIN CONTINUED WESTWARD AND GRADUALLY WEAKENED. IT DEGENERATED
INTO A REMNANT LOW ON 1 JUNE ABOUT 800 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

BARBARA ORIGINATED FROM A SLOW-MOVING TROPICAL WAVE THAT MOVED OFF
THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA ON 25 MAY. THE WAVE PRODUCED
DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS. ON 27 MAY...A SMALL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE FORMED A COUPLE
HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC AS THE WAVE
INTERACTED WITH THE ITCZ. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY GRADUALLY BECAME
BETTER ORGANIZED NEAR THE LOW AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DEVELOPED
ON 29 MAY ABOUT 100 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PUERTO ESCONDIDO
MEXICO. THE DEPRESSION MOVED SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD AND BECAME A
TROPICAL STORM THE NEXT DAY. THE STORM TURNED EAST-NORTHEASTWARD
LATER ON 1 JUNE AS IT REACHED ITS ESTIMATED PEAK INTENSITY OF 45
KT. BARBARA THEN MOVED NORTHEASTWARD AND MADE LANDFALL AS A
TROPICAL STORM ON 2 JUNE ABOUT 20 N MI NORTHWEST OF THE BORDER
BETWEEN MEXICO AND GUATEMALA. THE CYCLONE QUICKLY DISSIPATED OVER
LAND LATER THAT DAY. BARBARA BROUGHT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS TO
PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF GUATEMALA...WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES OF
MORE THAN 50 MILLION US DOLLARS TO AGRICULTURAL CROPS IN
SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE-E FORMED ON 11 JUNE ABOUT 450 N MI SOUTH
OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THE CYCLONE MOVED
NORTHWESTWARD AND DISSIPATED ON THE NEXT DAY AS IT MOVED OVER
COOLER WATERS.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR-E WAS SPAWNED BY A TROPICAL WAVE THAT
EMERGED FROM THE COAST OF AFRICA ON 23 JUNE AND REACHED THE PACIFIC
ON 3 JULY.  THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
INCREASED ON 6 JULY AND BEGAN TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION THE
NEXT DAY.  THE DEPRESSION FORMED LATE ON 9 JULY ABOUT 610 N MI
SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.  A COMBINATION OF
SOUTHWESTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AND DECREASING SEA SURFACE
TEMPERATURES ALONG THE TRACK PREVENTED ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING AS
THE CYCLONE MOVED NORTHWESTWARD.  THE SYSTEM TURNED WEST-
NORTHWESTWARD LATE ON 10 JULY...AND WEAKENED TO A NON-CONVECTIVE
REMNANT LOW EARLY THE NEXT DAY ABOUT 790 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE-E DEVELOPED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT MOVED
OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA ON 21 JUNE AND ENTERED THE EASTERN
NORTH PACIFIC AROUND 10 JULY. DISORGANIZED CONVECTION ASSOCIATED
WITH THE WAVE INCREASED ON 11 JULY. THE WAVE MOVED WESTWARD AND
GRADUALLY BECAME BETTER ORGANIZED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND
A DEPRESSION FORMED AT 1200 UTC 14 JULY...ABOUT 600 N MI SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR...THE DEPRESSION WAS UNABLE TO
STRENGTHEN FURTHER. THE CYCLONE CONTINUED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD ON 15
JULY...AND COOLER WATERS AS WELL AS A MORE STABLE AIRMASS RESULTED
IN IT DEGENERATING INTO A REMNANT LOW AT 0000 UTC 16 JULY.

COSME ORIGINATED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT EMERGED OFF THE COAST OF
AFRICA ON 27 JUNE. THE WAVE ENTERED THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC BASIN
AROUND 8 JULY...AND SHOWED SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION ON 10 JULY.  A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED FROM THE SYSTEM ON 14 JULY ABOUT 1725 N
MI EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO HAWAII. THE LARGE DEPRESSION INITIALLY
MOVED SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IN RESPONSE TO A WEAKNESS IN THE
RIDGE TO THE NORTH. THE DEPRESSION BECAME A TROPICAL STORM ON 15
JULY...AND REACHED HURRICANE STRENGTH 24 HOURS LATER ABOUT 1400 N
MI EAST OF HILO HAWAII. EARLY ON 17 JULY...THE CYCLONE TURNED
TOWARD THE WEST IN RESPONSE TO A STRENGTHENING RIDGE TO THE NORTH.
BY THIS TIME COSME WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF MODERATE EASTERLY SHEAR
AND WATERS AROUND 25 DEGREES CELSIUS...AND THE HURRICANE WEAKENED
TO A TROPICAL STORM ON 17 JULY. THE CYCLONE CONTINUED TO SLOWLY
WEAKEN AS IT MOVED WESTWARD AND BECAME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATE
IN THE DAY ON 18 JULY...JUST PRIOR TO CROSSING INTO THE CENTRAL
PACIFIC BASIN. THE DEPRESSION CONTINUED WESTWARD FOR THE NEXT FOUR
DAYS AND DEGENERATED TO A REMNANT LOW ABOUT 50 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
OF JOHNSTON ISLAND.

DALILA DEVELOPED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT ENTERED THE EASTERN
PACIFIC OCEAN ON 17 JULY. THE WAVE SPAWNED A BROAD LOW PRESSURE
AREA SOUTH OF THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC ON 19 JULY...WHICH MOVED
SLOWLY WESTWARD WHILE THE ASSOCIATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
INCREASED. THE SYSTEM ACQUIRED ENOUGH ORGANIZATION EARLY ON 22 JULY
TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...WHILE LOCATED ABOUT 400
N MI SOUTH OF MANZANILLO MEXICO. A RIDGE OVER NORTHERN MEXICO
STEERED DALILA NORTHWESTWARD DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND
NORTHEASTERLY SHEAR INITIALLY INHIBITED SIGNIFICANT STRENGTHENING.
HOWEVER...EARLY ON 24 JULY...THE DEPRESSION BECAME A TROPICAL
STORM. THE CYCLONE REACHED A PEAK INTENSITY OF 50 KT ON 25 JULY
WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 50 N MI SOUTHEAST OF SOCORRO ISLAND. AFTER
PASSING VERY NEAR SOCORRO ISLAND...DALILA BEGAN MOVING OVER COOLER
WATERS AND BEGAN TO WEAKEN. ON 26 JULY...WHILE LOCATED ABOUT 210 N
MI SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA...THE TROPICAL
CYCLONE TURNED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD. DALILA WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION EARLY THE NEXT DAY AND DEGENERATED TO A REMNANT LOW ON
27 JULY...ABOUT 400 N MI WEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA. THE REMNANT LOW MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD DURING THE
NEXT FEW DAYS AND DISSIPATED ON 30 JULY.

ERICK FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT ENTERED THE EASTERN PACIFIC
ON 25 JULY. THE WAVE GRADUALLY BECAME BETTER ORGANIZED...AND A
BROAD SURFACE LOW FORMED ALONG THE WAVE AXIS ON 28 JULY.
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY CONSOLIDATED NEAR THE LOW CENTER ON 31 JULY
AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED LATER IN THE DAY...ABOUT 925 NM
SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THE DEPRESSION
BECAME A TROPICAL STORM EARLY ON 1 AUGUST...REACHING A PEAK
INTENSITY OF 35 KT. ERICK WEAKENED INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AT
0000 UTC 2 AUGUST AND DEGENERATED INTO A TROPICAL WAVE SIX HOURS
LATER ABOUT 1200 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA. 

FLOSSIE DEVELOPED FROM AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER THAT HAD BEEN
TRACKED WESTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC FOR SEVERAL DAYS. 
THE SYSTEM BECAME ORGANIZED INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON 8
AUGUST...WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 1600 N MI SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII.  IT BECAME A TROPICAL STORM BY EARLY ON 9
AUGUST.  MOVING GENERALLY WESTWARD...FLOSSIE CONTINUED TO
STRENGTHEN AND ON 10 AUGUST AN EYE BECAME EVIDENT...INDICATING THAT
THE SYSTEM HAD INTENSIFIED INTO A HURRICANE WHILE CENTERED ABOUT
1200 N MI EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.  FLOSSIE
STRENGTHENED FURTHER AND IT BECAME A MAJOR HURRICANE EARLY ON 11
AUGUST...AND A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE A LITTLE LATER THAT DAY JUST
BEFORE CROSSING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN.  FLOSSIE
REACHED A PEAK INTENSITY OF 120 KT EARLY ON 12 AUGUST...AND
MAINTAINED MAJOR HURRICANE STRENGTH FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS AS IT
MOVED TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST.  INCREASING VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AND
COOLER SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURES EVENTUALLY CAUSED THE SYSTEM TO
WEAKEN BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH ON 15 AUGUST...PASSING ABOUT 85 N
MI SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND.  THE SYSTEM TURNED TO THE WEST AND
WEST-SOUTHWEST AND WEAKENED FURTHER INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION
EARLY ON 16 AUGUST BEFORE DISSIPATING LATER THAT DAY.  FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON FLOSSIE...PLEASE SEE THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
CENTER'S SUMMARY PAGE AT: HTTP://WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC/SUMMARIES/

GIL ORIGINATED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT ENTERED THE EASTERN PACIFIC
ON 27 AUGUST. THE WAVE CONTINUED WESTWARD AND THE SHOWER ACTIVITY
BECAME CONCENTRATED JUST SOUTH OF CABO CORRIENTES MEXICO. IT IS
ESTIMATED THAT A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED EARLY ON 29 AUGUST
ABOUT 240 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA...AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORM LATER THAT DAY. A STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE ANCHORED OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES STEERED
GIL ON A GENERAL WESTWARD TRACK FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. GIL
REACHED A PEAK INTENSITY OF 40 KT ON 30 AUGUST...WHEN A GRADUAL
WEAKENING OCCURRED DUE TO BOTH SHEAR AND COOLER WATERS. GIL BECAME
A WESTWARD-MOVING REMNANT LOW AT 1800 UTC 2 SEPTEMBER AND
DISSIPATED LATER THAT DAY.

HENRIETTE ORIGINATED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT MOVED OFF THE COAST
OF CENTRAL AMERICA ON 28 AUGUST. ON THE NEXT DAY A SMALL AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPED ABOUT 350 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF ACAPULCO
MEXICO. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SURROUNDING THE LOW
IMPROVED IN ORGANIZATION...AND AT 0600 UTC 30 AUGUST THE SYSTEM WAS
DESIGNATED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...ABOUT 315 N MI SOUTHEAST OF
ACAPULCO. THE CYCLONE MOVED TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IN RESPONSE
TO A WEAKNESS IN THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF
MEXICO. THE DEPRESSION GAINED ORGANIZATION AS IT MOVED PARALLEL TO
THE SOUTH COAST OF MEXICO AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORM ON 31
AUGUST...LOCATED ABOUT 75 N MI SOUTH OF ACAPULCO. THE STORM
STEADILY STRENGTHENED ON 1 SEPTEMBER AND REACHED AN INTENSITY OF 55
KT EARLY THE NEXT DAY...AS IT MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AND PARALLEL
TO THE MEXICAN COAST. HENRIETTE REMAINED JUST SHY OF HURRICANE
STRENGTH FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS AS IT HEADED GENERALLY NORTHWESTWARD
AND AWAY FROM THE COAST. EARLY ON 4 SEPTEMBER HENRIETTE REACHED
HURRICANE STATUS AS IT TURNED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA. THE HURRICANE REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF
75 KT THAT MORNING WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 75 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THE CENTER OF HENRIETTE MADE
LANDFALL JUST EAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS AT ABOUT 2100 UTC 4 SEPTEMBER
WITH MAXIMUM WINDS NEAR 70 KT. CONTINUING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD...
HENRIETTE EMERGED OVER THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA EARLY ON 5 SEPTEMBER.
THE BRIEF INTERACTION WITH THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA CAUSED
SLIGHT WEAKENING...AND HENRIETTE MADE ITS FINAL LANDFALL AS A 60 KT
TROPICAL STORM ALONG THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO...NEAR GUAYMAS...
AROUND 0000 UTC 6 SEPTEMBER. HENRIETTE WEAKENED QUICKLY OVER LAND
AND DISSIPATED OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWESTERN MEXICO EARLY THAT
DAY. MEDIA REPORTS INDICATE AT LEAST NINE FATALITIES IN MEXICO ARE
DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO HENRIETTE. SIX OF THESE DEATHS OCCURRED
NEAR ACAPULCO DUE TO MUD SLIDES INDUCED BY HEAVY RAINS WHILE THE
CENTER OF HENRIETTE PASSED JUST OFFSHORE.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION THIRTEEN-E ORIGINATED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT
MOVED WESTWARD FROM THE COAST OF AFRICA ON 27 AUGUST AND REACHED
THE EASTERN PACIFIC ON 7 SEPTEMBER.  THE WAVE MOVED WESTWARD WITH
LITTLE DEVELOPMENT UNTIL 18 SEPTEMBER...WHEN THE ASSOCIATED
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY BECAME BETTER ORGANIZED.  A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION FORMED ON 19 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 1040 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST
OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.  THE CYCLONE MOVED SLOWLY
WESTWARD UNTIL IT WEAKENED TO A REMNANT LOW THE NEXT DAY ABOUT 1185
N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

IVO FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE...AND BECAME A DEPRESSION ON 18
SEPTEMBER ABOUT 400 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO. THE
DEPRESSION BECAME A TROPICAL STORM EARLY THE NEXT DAY AS IT MOVED
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...AND REACHED HURRICANE STRENGTH EARLY ON 20
SEPTEMBER. ROUNDING THE PERIPHERY OF MID-LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE...IVO
TURNED NORTHWESTWARD AND THEN NORTHWARD...REACHING ITS PEAK
INTENSITY OF 70 KT LATE ON 20 SEPTEMBER...ABOUT 350 N MI
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. IVO TURNED
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD ON 21 SEPTEMBER AND BEGAN TO WEAKEN UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF WESTERLY SHEAR. IVO WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM AND
CONTINUED SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...BECOMING A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EARLY ON 23 SEPTEMBER ABOUT
130 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. IVO
TURNED EASTWARD AND DEGENERATED TO A REMNANT LOW LATER THAT DAY
ABOUT 80 N MI SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

JULIETTE FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT MOVED OFF THE COAST OF
WEST AFRICA ON 12 SEPTEMBER AND ENTERED THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
ON 23 SEPTEMBER. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAVE
GRADUALLY BECAME BETTER ORGANIZED AND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
FORMED ON 27 SEPTEMBER APPROXIMATELY 300 N MI SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO
MEXICO. CONVECTION CONTINUED TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED AND A
DEPRESSION IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE FORMED AT 0000 UTC 29 SEPTEMBER
ABOUT 365 N MI SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO. THE DEPRESSION
INTENSIFIED TO A TROPICAL STORM LATER THAT DAY AND REACHED ITS PEAK
INTENSITY OF 50 KT AT 1200 UTC 30 SEPTEMBER. THEREAFTER...STRONG
VERTICAL SHEAR...COOLER SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURES...AND A MORE
STABLE AIR MASS RESULTED IN WEAKENING AND JULIETTE QUICKLY
DEGENERATED INTO A REMNANT LOW BY 1200 UTC 2 OCTOBER.

KIKO ORIGINATED FROM THE SAME TROPICAL WAVE THAT SPAWNED TROPICAL
STORM MELISSA OVER THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN. THE WAVE
CONTINUED WESTWARD AND ENTERED THE EASTERN PACIFIC ON 8 OCTOBER. AN
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...ACCOMPANIED BY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...
DEVELOPED ALONG THE WAVE AXIS AND THE SYSTEM EVENTUALLY ACQUIRED
ENOUGH ORGANIZATION TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EARLY
ON 15 OCTOBER...WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 350 N MI SOUTHWEST OF
MANZANILLO. THE DEPRESSION DRIFTED SOUTHWARD FOR A LITTLE OVER A
DAY. IT BRIEFLY WAS A TROPICAL STORM ON 16 OCTOBER...BUT WEAKENED
BACK TO A DEPRESSION SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE CYCLONE MOVED EASTWARD
AND EAST-NORTHEASTWARD WITH A SLOWLY INCREASING FORWARD SPEED. KIKO
BECAME A TROPICAL STORM...FOR A SECOND TIME...EARLY ON 17 OCTOBER
WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 335 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO. FOR
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS KIKO MOVED TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST AS A
MINIMAL STORM TOWARD THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO. BY EARLY ON
19 OCTOBER...KIKO TURNED TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AS A RIDGE DEVELOPED
OVER MEXICO. DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...KIKO MOVED SLOWLY
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND GRADUALLY STRENGTHENED...AND REACHED ITS
MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF 60 KT ON 20 OCTOBER WHILE CENTERED ABOUT 150 N
MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO. KIKO GRADUALLY WEAKENED DUE TO
BOTH INCREASING SOUTHERLY SHEAR AND A MORE STABLE ENVIRONMENT AND
BECAME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EARLY ON 23 OCTOBER....WHILE CENTERED
ABOUT 215 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CABO CORRIENTES MEXICO. THE
DEPRESSION MOVED WESTWARD AND DEGENERATED INTO A REMNANT LOW EARLY
ON 24 OCTOBER. THE REMNANT LOW CONTINUED TO MOVE GENERALLY WESTWARD
FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITHIN THE LOW-LEVEL STEERING FLOW THEN
TURNED NORTHWARD BEFORE DISSIPATING EARLY ON 27 OCTOBER.

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME             DATES         MAX WIND (KT)     DEATHS
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TS ALVIN        27-31 MAY          35                0
TS BARBARA    29 MAY-2 JUN         45                0
TD THREE-E      11-12 JUN          30                0  
TD FOUR-E        9-11 JUL          30                0 
TD FIVE-E       14-15 JUL          30                0
H COSME         14-23 JUL          65                0
TS DALILA       22-27 JUL          50                0
TS ERICK      31 JUL- 2 AUG        35                0
H FLOSSIE        8-16 AUG         120                0
TS GIL         29 AUG-2 SEP        40                0
H HENRIETTE    30 AUG-6 SEP        75                9
TD THIRTEEN-E   19-20 SEP          30                0
H IVO           18-23 SEP          70                0
TS JULIETTE    29 SEP-2 OCT        50                0
TS KIKO         15-23 OCT          60                0
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NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)

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