Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - May 2009


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.


Northwest Pacific Basin

Kujira
Tropical Storm Kujira Satellite Image


Kujira Track
Tropical Storm Kujira Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Kujira
Cyclogenesis Date 05/02
Cyclolysis Date 05/08
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 132 mph (115 kt or 212 km/h)
Min Pressure 940 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 12.3800 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Chan-hom
Tropical Storm Chan-hom Satellite Image


Chan-hom Track
Tropical Storm Chan-hom Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Chan-hom
Cyclogenesis Date 05/03
Cyclolysis Date 05/08
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 2
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 98 mph (85 kt or 157 km/h)
Min Pressure 975 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 6.0725 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 05/07 - northwest coast of Luzon Island (65 kt or 139 km/h)
Deaths 61
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


North Indian Basin

Aila
Tropical Storm Aila Satellite Image
Aila Track
Tropical Storm Aila Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Aila
Cyclogenesis Date 05/24
Cyclolysis Date 05/25
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 75 mph (65 kt or 120 km/h)
Min Pressure 968 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 1.8850 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 04/25 - Sagar Island, West Bengal (61 kt or 112 km/h)
Deaths 325
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for May 2009, published online June 2009, retrieved on November 27, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2009/5.