Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - July 2004
NCDC transitioned to the nClimDiv dataset on Thursday, March 13, 2014. This was coincident with the release of the February 2014 monthly monitoring report. For details on this transition, please visit our public FTP site and our U.S. Climate Divisional Database site.
The first tropical system of the Atlantic season formed approximately 175 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina on July 31st. Tropical Depression One was initially poorly organized and did not show signs of significant intensification. However, the storm became Hurricane Alex during the first few days of August and more details can be found in the August report.