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MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PST MON NOV 1 2004
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

...SUMMARY OF EAST PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONES FOR OCTBER 2004...

THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOPED DURING OCTOBER IN THE EASTERN
PACIFIC...TROPICAL STORMS KAY AND LESTER...AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION
SIXTEEN-E. 

KAY WAS A SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL CYCLONE THAT FORMED LATE ON 4 OCTOBER
ABOUT 515 N MI SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO. THE DEPRESSION 
STRENGTHENED INTO TROPICAL STORM KAY EARLY ON 5 OCTOBER AS IT
MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD. EARLY ON 6 OCTOBER...KAY TURNED
NORTHWESTWARD AND WEAKENED BACK TO A DEPRESSION UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF STRONG UPPER-LEVEL SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR. THE CYCLONE
DISSIPATED LATER THAT DAY ABOUT 755 N MI WEST-SOUTHEAST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

LESTER DEVELOPED ON 11 OCTOBER ABOUT 230 N MI SOUTHEAST OF ACAPULCO
MEXICO.  THE DEPRESSION MOVED SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD PARALLELING
THE MEXICAN COAST...AND BECAME TROPICAL STORM LESTER LATE ON 12
OCTOBER WHILE LOCATED ABOUT 50 N MI SOUTHEAST OF ACAPULCO.  LESTER
REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 45 KT AS IT PASSED JUST SOUTH OF
ACAPULCO EARLY ON 13 OCTOBER.  THEN...THE INTERACTION WITH BOTH
LAND AND A LARGER LOW PRESSURE AREA TO THE SOUTHWEST BEGAN TO
WEAKEN THE CYCLONE.  LESTER WEAKENED BACK TO A DEPRESSION AND WAS
ABSORBED BY THE LARGER LOW LATER ON 13 OCTOBER.  LESTER BROUGHT
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE MEXICAN RIVIERA...BUT NO REPORTS OF
ANY SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WERE RECEIVED.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN-E WAS A SHORT-LIVED CYCLONE THAT
DEVELOPED ABOUT 230 N MI SOUTH OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO EARLY ON 25
OCTOBER. THE DEPRESSION MOVED SLOWLY NORTHWARD AND SHOWED SIGNS OF
BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED. HOWEVER...AS THE CYCLONE BEGAN TO
ACCELERATE NORTHWARD LATER THAT AFTERNOON...STRONG UPPER-LEVEL
SOUTHWESTERLY VERTICAL SHEAR DISPLACED MOST OF THE CONVECTION TO
THE EAST. THE DEPRESSION MADE LANDFALL ON THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF
MEXICO NEAR ALTATA EARLY ON 26 OCTOBER...AND DISSIPATED INLAND
SHORTLY THEREAFTER.  ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF SUSTAINED
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS... A WIND GUST TO 70 KT WAS REPORTED AT
THE CULIACAN MEXICO AIRPORT EARLY ON 26 OCTOBER WHEN THE DEPRESSION
WAS PASSING JUST WEST OF THE AREA.  IN ADDITION...SPANISH MEDIA
INDICATED THAT A TORNADO ALSO MAY HAVE OCCURRED NEAR CULIACAN.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN FELL ALONG THE COASTAL AND MOUNTAIN REGIONS OF
WEST-CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN MEXICO CAUSING SOME LOCALIZED
FLOODING.  THE MID-LEVEL MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEPRESSION
EVENTUALLY SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD OVER NORTHERN MEXICO AND INTO
PORTIONS OF THE U.S. SOUTHERN PLAINS HELPING TO TRIGGER
THUNDERSTORMS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IN PORTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO...WESTERN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA.

SUMMARY TABLE - OCTOBER 2004

NAME              DATES            MAX WIND-KT          DEATHS
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TS KAY           5-7  OCT               40                 0
TS LESTER       11-13 OCT               45                 0
TD 16-E         25-26 OCT               30                 0
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NOTE: DATES ARE BASED ON UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME...UTC

FORECASTER STEWART/AVILA/BEVEN/LAWRENCE/FRANKLIN/PASCH

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