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August 2009 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011521
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PDT TUE SEP 01 2009
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

AUGUST WAS AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE MONTH IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN.
SEVEN TROPICAL STORMS FORMED...OF WHICH THREE BECAME HURRICANES...
AND ALL OF THE HURRICANES EVENTUALLY BECAME MAJOR HURRICANES. THIS
COMPARES TO THE LONG-TERM AUGUST AVERAGE OF ABOUT 4 TROPICAL
STORMS...2 HURRICANES...AND 1 MAJOR HURRICANE. THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME SINCE 1985 THAT 7 TROPICAL STORMS FORMED IN ANY MONTH IN THE
EASTERN PACIFIC...AND THE MOST NAMED STORMS THAT HAVE FORMED IN THE
MONTH OF AUGUST SINCE 1968 WHEN 8 FORMED. THIS IS ALSO THE FIRST
TIME SINCE 1998 THAT THREE MAJOR HURRICANES HAVE FORMED IN ANY
MONTH IN THE BASIN. 

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

NOAA HAS JUST RELEASED THE INAUGURAL EDITION OF A TRACK BOOK FOR
EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN.  THIS BOOK CONTAINS CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA...
TRACK MAPS FROM THE YEARS 1949-2008...AND BASIN STATISTICS ON
MEXICAN HURRICANE LANDFALL.  MORE INFORMATION IS AT THE NHC
WEBSITE...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS...
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/ABOUTBOOKEPAC.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-3 AUG          65                0
TS ENRIQUE        3-7  AUG          60                0
MH FELICIA        4-11 AUG         140                0
TD NINE-E         9-13 AUG          35                0
MH GUILLERMO     12-20 AUG         125                0
TS HILDA         22-28 AUG          65                0
TS IGNACIO       24-27 AUG          50                0
MH JIMENA         29 AUG--         155                0
TS KEVIN          29 AUG--          50                0
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*LANA DEVELOPED FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX-E THAT FORMED IN THE
EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN. HOWEVER...IT DID NOT REACH TROPICAL STORM
STRENGTH UNTIL MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN.  THEREFORE IT
ACQUIRED A NAME FROM THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN LIST OF NAMES.

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