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July 2009 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011135
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PDT SAT AUG 01 2009
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

FOUR TROPICAL CYCLONES WERE OBSERVED DURING JULY...TROPICAL STORM
BLANCA...HURRICANE CARLOS...TROPICAL STORM DOLORES AND TROPICAL
STORM LANA. LANA FORMED IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC BASIN AS A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND BECAME A TROPICAL STORM IN THE CENTRAL
NORTH PACIFIC BASIN. THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE FOR JULY IS FOR ABOUT
THREE OR FOUR TROPICAL STORMS TO FORM...TWO OF THEM TO BECOME 
HURRICANES...AND ONE TO STRENGTHEN INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE. IN TERMS
OF THE ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY (ACE) INDEX...WHICH MEASURES THE
COLLECTIVE DURATION AND STRENGTH OF TROPICAL STORMS AND
HURRICANES...OVERALL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY DURING JULY WAS ONLY
440F THE LONG-TERM (1971-2008) MEAN.

FOR THE 2009 SEASON SO FAR...THE EASTERN PACIFIC HAS HAD FOUR
TROPICAL STORMS AND TWO HURRICANES. THESE NUMBERS ARE CONSIDERABLY
BELOW THE LONG-TERM AVERAGES OF ABOUT SIX TROPICAL STORMS...THREE
HURRICANES...AND ONE OR TWO MAJOR HURRICANES. IN TERMS OF ACE...
OVERALL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IS ONLY 370F THE LONG-TERM
MEAN...AND THE SIXTH LOWEST OBSERVED VALUE SINCE RELIABLE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1971.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER CASE LETTERS...
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/2009EPAC.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME         DATES            MAX WIND (MPH)      DEATHS
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TD ONE-E     18-19 JUN           35                0
H  ANDRES    21-24 JUN           80                1
TS BLANCA     6-8  JUL           50                0
H  CARLOS    10-16 JUL          105                0
TS DOLORES   15-17 JUL           50                0
TS LANA      30-   JUL           65                0
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FORECASTER AVILA/BLAKE