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ABPZ30 KNHC 011530
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MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT SAT OCT 1 2005

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

FOUR HURRICANES AND TWO ADDITIONAL TROPICAL STORMS FORMED IN THE
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING SEPTEMBER... WITH ALL OF THE ACTIVITY
OCCURRING AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER.

JOVA WAS A LONG-TRACK HURRICANE THAT CROSSED INTO THE CENTRAL
PACIFIC BASIN AND BRIEFLY THREATENED THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. JOVA
FORMED EARLY ON 12 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 550 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST CABO
SAN LUCAS MEXICO. HOWEVER... UPPER-LEVEL WINDS HINDERED DEVELOPMENT
AND JOVA DID NOT REACH TROPICAL STORM STATUS UNTIL EARLY ON 15
SEPTEMBER ABOUT 1150 N MI WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS. JOVA
CONTINUED ON A TRACK SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF DUE WEST FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS
AND GRADUALLY STRENGTHENED INTO A HURRICANE. EARLY ON 18
SEPTEMBER... JOVA MADE AN ABRUPT TURN TO THE NORTHWEST NEAR 140W
LONGITUDE... AND SLOWLY STRENGTHENED AND BECAME A MAJOR HURRICANE
ON 20 SEPTEMBER. JOVA MAINTAINED CATEGORY 3 OR MAJOR HURRICANE
STATUS FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS. HOWEVER... THE NORTHWESTWARD MOTION
GRADUALLY TOOK THE HURRICANE ACROSS COOLER WATERS... AND SLOW
WEAKENING BEGAN EARLY ON 22 SEPTEMBER WHEN JOVA WAS LOCATED ABOUT
410 N MI EAST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. JOVA WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL
STORM EARLY ON 23 SEPTEMBER AS INCREASING SOUTHWESTERLY VERTICAL
SHEAR ENHANCED THE WEAKENING PROCESS... AND IT BECAME A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION EARLY ON 25 SEPTEMBER. JOVA DEGENERATED INTO A REMNANT
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND DISSIPATED LATER THAT
DAY ABOUT 220 N MI NORTHEAST OF HONOLULU HAWAII. 

LONG-LIVED KENNETH DEVELOPED ON 14 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 790 N MI
SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS... AND IT BECAME A TROPICAL STORM THE
FOLLOWING DAY. KENNETH MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AND INTENSIFIED
INTO A HURRICANE ON 16 SEPTEMBER. THE HURRICANE CONTINUED TO
STRENGTHEN... DEVELOPING A WELL-DEFINED EYE... AND IT REACHED ITS
PEAK INTENSITY OF 115 KT ON 18 SEPTEMBER. MOVING SLOWLY... KENNETH
GRADUALLY WEAKENED TO BELOW HURRICANE STRENGTH ON 20 SEPTEMBER AND
TO 45 KT ON 21 SEPTEMBER... AND THEN SLOWLY RE-STRENGTHENED. THE
CYCLONE REGAINED HURRICANE STATUS ON 25 SEPTEMBER. KENNETH DRIFTED
SOUTHWESTWARD ACROSS 140W... INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
BASIN... ON 26 SEPTEMBER... AND SOON WEAKENED BELOW HURRICANE
STRENGTH. KENNETH TURNED NORTHWESTWARD AND CONTINUED TO SLOWLY
WEAKEN. IT WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON 29 SEPTEMBER ABOUT
340 N MI EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII... AND IT DISSIPATED JUST
EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND ON 30 SEPTEMBER. THE REMNANTS OF KENNETH ARE
PASSING SOUTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AS OF NOW... PRODUCING SOME
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS.

LIDIA WAS A SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL CYCLONE.  IT BECAME A DEPRESSION
EARLY ON 17 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 690 N MI SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS AND
BECAME A TROPICAL STORM LATER THAT DAY.  LIDIA MOVED VERY LITTLE
AND ON 18 SEPTEMBER IT BECAME ABSORBED BY THE MUCH LARGER
CIRCULATION OF THE TROPICAL STORM THAT BECAME HURRICANE MAX... WHICH
WAS LOCATED A COUPLE HUNDRED N MI TO THE EAST.

MAX FORMED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON 18 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 500 N MI
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS.  IT BECAME A TROPICAL STORM
LATER THAT DAY AS IT MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WHILE ABSORBING THE
SMALLER CIRCULATION OF LIDIA.  MAX TURNED TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND
STRENGTHENED ON 19 SEPTEMBER... REACHING HURRICANE INTENSITY WITH
65 KT WINDS EARLY ON THE 20TH.  CONTINUING NORTHWESTWARD... MAX
REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 70 KT LATER THAT DAY BUT THEN BEGAN
TO WEAKEN AS IT REACHED COOLER WATERS.  MAX TURNED WESTWARD ON 21
SEPTEMBER AND WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION THE NEXT MORNING. 
IT DEGENERATED TO A REMANT LOW LATER ON 22 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 700 N MI
WEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS.

NORMA FORMED FROM A LARGE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE THAT LINGERED A FEW
HUNDRED N MI SOUTH OF MANZANILLO MEXICO FOR SEVERAL DAYS. A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED EARLY ON 23 SEPTEMBER AND IT
STRENGTHENED INTO A TROPICAL STORM LATER THAT DAY. MOVING SLOWLY TO
THE WEST-NORTHWEST... NORMA GRADUALLY DEVELOPED DESPITE SOME
NORTHEASTERLY SHEAR AND REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 55 KT ON 24
SEPTEMBER. THE NORTHEASTERLY SHEAR CONTINUED AND FINALLY CAUSED
NORMA TO WEAKEN... AND IT BECAME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EARLY ON 27
SEPTEMBER. DEEP CONVECTION FADED AS NORMA MOVED OVER COOLER
WATERS... AND THE CYCLONE DEGENERATED TO A REMNANT LOW LATER THAT
DAY.

OTIS FORMED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE THAT MOVED WESTWARD FROM THE COAST
OF AFRICA ON 9 SEPTEMBER.  THE WAVE REACHED THE EASTERN PACIFIC ON
21 SEPTEMBER AND BEGAN TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION ON 27
SEPTEMBER.  A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED THE NEXT DAY ABOUT
140 N MI SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO.  THE CYCLONE MOVED
WESTWARD AND BECAME TROPICAL STORM OTIS ON 29 SEPTEMBER.  OTIS
TURNED NORTHWESTWARD AND BECAME A HURRICANE ON 30 SEPTEMBER.  AT
THE END OF THE MONTH... OTIS WAS ABOUT 150 N MI SOUTHWEST OF CABO
SAN LUCAS... MOVING NORTHWESTWARD WITH 75-KT WINDS.

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME           DATES           MAX WIND (KT)     DEATHS
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H  JOVA       12-25 SEP            100   0
H  KENNETH    14-30 SEP            115             0
TS LIDIA      17-18 SEP             40             0
H  MAX        18-22 SEP             70             0
TS NORMA      23-27 SEP             55             0
H  OTIS       28 SEP -              75             0
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NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)

FORECASTER STEWART/PASCH/AVILA/KNABB/FRANKLIN/BEVEN

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