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Tropical Cyclone Report

Tropical Depression Six-E

22 - 24 August 2001

Richard J. Pasch
National Hurricane Center
25 October 2001

This short-lived depression may have had its origin in a tropical wave that emerged from Africa on 3 August. The wave was fairly well organized over the eastern Atlantic, but it weakened and became difficult to identify as it approached the Caribbean Sea on the 8th. Based on continuity and extrapolation, the system crossed Central America on the 12th and 13th. As the wave neared 135W on the 21th, the associated cloud pattern became better organized, and it is estimated that Tropical Depression Six-E formed from this system about 1300 miles east of the Hawaiian Islands on the 22nd. The tropical cyclone moved mostly north-northwestward, and did not strengthen significantly. As a result of south-southwesterly vertical shear, and cooler waters, the depression dissipated by early on the 24th. There were no reports of casualties or damage associated with this system.



Table 1: Best track for Tropical Depression Six-E, 22 - 24 August 2001.
Date/Time
(UTC)
PositionPressure
(mb)
Wind Speed
(kt)
Stage
Lat. (°N)Lon. (°W)
22 / 120017.1135.4100825tropical depression
22 / 180018.1135.9100730"
23 / 000019.1136.6100830"
23 / 060019.6137.4100830"
23 / 120020.3138.0100830"
23 / 180020.7138.2100930"
24 / 000021.1137.8101025"
24 / 0600dissipated
22 / 180018.1135.9100730minimum pressure

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