Tropical Cyclone Report
Tropical Depression Sixteen-E
14 - 16 November 2002
Miles B. Lawrence
National Hurricane Center
4 December 2002
Tropical Depression Sixteen-E was first identified as a
disturbance in the Intertropical Convergence Zone on November
11th, a few hundred nautical miles south of Acapulco,
Mexico. Moving northwestward, the system developed a well-defined
circulation center and became a tropical depression on the
14th, while located 470 n mi south of the southern tip
of Baja California. This occurred even though there were strong
westerlies aloft and about 25 kt of vertical shear over the system.
Later on the 14th, the low-level center became exposed
and the direction of motion became west-southwestward. There were
occasional bursts of convection for the next day or so, but the
depression became completely devoid of convection early on the
16th and degenerated into a remnant low about 630 n mi
southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
Table 1: Best track for Tropical Depression Sixteen-E, 14-16
|14 / 0000||15.1||109.9||1008||25||tropical depression
|14 / 0600||15.2||111.0||1007||30||"
|14 / 1200||15.7||111.5||1007||30||"
|14 / 1800||16.3||111.8||1007||30||"
|15 / 0000||16.2||112.4||1007||30||"
|15 / 0600||15.9||113.1||1007||30||"
|15 / 1200||15.6||113.8||1006||30||"
|15 / 1800||15.2||114.6||1007||25||"
|16 / 0000||14.9||115.6||1007||25||"
|16 / 0600||14.7||116.7||1007||20||remnant low
|16 / 1200||dissipated
|15 / 1200||15.6||113.8||1006||30||minimum pressure