Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - July 2006


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Atlantic Basin

TS Beryl
TS Beryl Satellite Image
TS Beryl Track
TS Beryl Track Forecast
One tropical storm, Beryl, occurred in July. The storm formed approximately 220 miles to the southeast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina and was listed as Tropical Depression-02 at 1500 UTC (1100 EDT) on 18 July. Beryl intensified into a tropical storm at 0000 UTC (2000 EDT) the next day. The storm tracked north northeast toward Massachusetts, and crossed Nantucket Island before dissipating to the southwest of Nova Scotia, Canada at 1500 UTC (1100 EDT) on 21 July. Beryl's maximum sustained winds and minimum central pressure were 50 knots (57 mph or 93 kph) and 1001 millibars (29.56 inches of mercury), respectively and its ACE value was 2.173 x 104 kt2. More information on Beryl is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Pacific Basin

July was an active month for tropical cyclones in the East North Pacific basin. Five named storms formed, including three that reached hurricane strength, and one, Fabio, which remained active into August.
BUD Satellite Image
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The first storm of July was Bud. Bud formed approximately 750 miles south of the Baja Peninsula as Tropical Depression-03E on 11 July at 0300 UTC (2000 PDT). Bud intensified to Tropical Storm strength six hours later and was reclassified as a hurricane at 2230 UTC (1530 PDT) on 11 July. The storm strengthened to a major hurricane on the 12th and reached maximum intensity as a category 3 hurricane on the 13th, with maximum sustained winds of 110 kts (125 mph or 200 kph), a minimum central pressure of 953 mb. Bud tracked northwest and weakened rapidly as it moved over colder water, becoming a Tropical Storm on the 14th and a dissipating on the 15th. The ACE Index for Bud was 14.2181 x 104 kt 2. More information on Bud is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
BUD TRACK MAP
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Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Wikipedia
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend

CARLOTTA SATELLITE IMAGE
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Carlotta developed into a tropical storm at 0900 UTC (0200 PDT) on 12 July, 250 miles southwest of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Carlotta was upgraded to hurricane just 24 hours later. The storm vacillated between Hurricane and Tropical Storm strength as it moved to the west northwest. Carlotta dissipated in the afternoon of 16 July, but at its strongest was a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 kts, a minimum central pressure of 981 mb. The storm's ACE Index value was 9.2371 x 104 kt2. More information on Carlotta is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Wikipedia
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
CARLOTTA TRACK MAP
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DANIEL SATELLITE IMAGE
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Daniel formed several hundred miles south of the Baja Peninsula on 16 July and was classified a tropical storm the next day at 1500 UTC (1000 PDT). The system intensified to a hurricane on 18 July and strengthened to a major hurricane (Category 3) by 1500 UTC on 20 July. Daniel continued to strengthen and became a category 4 hurricane as it tracked toward Hawaii. Fortunately, due to unfavorable environmental conditions, the storm stalled and degraded to a depression on the 25th. At its strongest, Daniel had maximum sustained winds of 130 kts, a minimum central pressure of 933 mb, and had a total ACE of 30.7925 x 104 kt2. More information on Daniel is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Wikipedia
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
DANIEL TRACK MAP
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EMILIA SATELLITE IMAGE
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Tropical Depression-06E formed 380 miles south southwest of Acapulco, Mexico on 21 July and became Tropical Storm Emilia on the 22nd. Emilia tracked northwestward and approached the southern Baja peninsula, bringing high winds to the region. It passed to the west of the Baja and quickly weakened, never attaining hurricane status. Emilia lost tropical storm strength at 0000 UTC on the 27th and dissipated the next day. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 kt, a minimum central pressure of 989 mb, and had an overall ACE Index value of 5.2975 x 104 kt2. More information on Emilia is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Wikipedia
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
EMILIA TRACK MAP
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FABIO SATELLITE IMAGE
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Fabio was the last storm to form in the East North Pacific basin in July. It formed on 31 July as Tropical Depression-07E, approximately 850 miles southwest of the Baja peninsula. Fabio intensified into a tropical storm at 0300 UTC on 01 August (2000 PDT 7/31) and as of the end of July was tracking westerly toward Hawaii. Fabio weakened to a tropical depression at 2100 UTC on 2 August and the last advisory for Fabio was issued by the NOAA National Hurricane Center 24 hours later. Fabio's maximum sustained winds were 45 kt and its minimum central pressure was 1000 mb. The overall ACE value for Fabio was 1.3375 x 104 kt 2. More information on Fabio is available from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
FABIO TRACK MAP
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Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for July 2006, published online August 2006, retrieved on December 18, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2006/7.