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Tropical Weather Summary



000
ABNT30 KNHC 011132
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT FRI JULY 1 2005
 
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
 
TROPICAL STORMS ARLENE AND BRET FORMED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. IN
ONLY TWELVE PREVIOUS YEARS SINCE 1851...MOST RECENTLY IN
1986...HAVE TWO OR MORE TROPICAL STORMS FORMED IN THE MONTH OF
JUNE. 

ARLENE FORMED 8 JUNE NEAR THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF HONDURAS AND
BECAME A TROPICAL STORM ON THE 9TH ABOUT 170 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST
OF GRAND CAYMAN. ARLENE MOVED SLOWLY NORTHWARD WITH STEADY
INTENSIFICATION AND CROSSED WESTERN CUBA NEAR CABO CORRIENTES WITH
WINDS OF 50 MPH. THE STORM CONTINUED NORTHWARD OVER THE EASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO WHERE IT REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY OF 70 MPH.
THEREAFTER...ARLENE WEAKENED AND MADE LANDFALL VERY NEAR PENSACOLA
FLORIDA WITH 60 MPH WINDS. THE CYCLONE CONTINUED TO WEAKEN AS IT
MOVED NORTHWARD FARTHER INLAND AND WAS ABSORBED BY A FRONTAL SYSTEM
ON 14 JUNE OVER SOUTHEASTERN CANADA. ONE STUDENT DIED IN A RIP
CURRENT TRIGGERED BY ARLENE AT MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA. THE DAMAGE
CAUSED BY ARLENE WAS MINIMAL.

TROPICAL STORM BRET ORIGINATED FROM A TROPICAL WAVE AND A WEAK AREA
OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE THAT CROSSED CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO FROM 24-27 JUNE. ON THE 28TH...THE
ASSOCIATED AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER BECAME BETTER ORGANIZED OVER
THE BAY OF CAMPECHE. A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED LATER THAT DAY
ABOUT 60 MILES NORTHEAST OF VERACRUZ MEXICO. THE CYCLONE QUICKLY
STRENGTHENED INTO A TROPICAL STORM. BRET MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
AND MADE LANDFALL ON THE COAST OF MEXICO NEAR TUXPAN EARLY ON 29
JUNE WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 40 MPH IN A VERY SMALL AREA NEAR THE
CENTER. THE SYSTEM DISSIPATED OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF MEXICO LATER
THAT SAME DAY. BRET PRODUCED FLOODING IN THE STATE OF 
VERACRUZ...WHERE POLICE WERE REPORTEDLY SEARCHING FOR THE OCCUPANTS
OF A VEHICLE SWEPT AWAY BY FLOOD WATERS IN THE TOWN OF NARANJOS.

AVILA/PASCH
 
SUMMARY TABLE

NAME          DATES        MAX WIND   DEATHS   U.S. DAMAGE
      MPH        $MILLION
----------------------------------------------------------
TS ARLENE     8-13 JUN        70        1

TS BRET      28-29 JUN        40 
----------------------------------------------------------
NOTE...DATES BASED ON COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC)
*

FORECASTER AVILA
 
  
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