ABPZ30 KNHC 011447

Monthly Tropical Weather Summary
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM PDT Wed Aug 1 2018

For the eastern North Pacific, east of 140 degrees west longitude:

Tropical cyclone activity in the eastern Pacific basin in July was below average. Only two named storms (Fabio and Gilma) formed during the month, with Fabio becoming a hurricane. Two tropical depressions also formed during the month. Even though Tropical Depression Ten-E formed at the end of July, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Hector on August 1. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, three to four named storms typically form during July, with two of those becoming a hurricane and one of those reaching major hurricane intensity.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the basin so far in 2018 is near average.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at: www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2018&basin=epac

Summary Table

Name Dates Max Wind (mph)
TD One-E 10-11 May 35* MH Aletta 6-11 Jun 140* MH Bud 9-15 Jun 130 TS Carlotta 14-18 Jun 65 TS Daniel 24-26 Jun 45 TS Emilia 27 Jun- 2 Jul 60 H Fabio 30 Jun- 6 Jul 110 TS Gilma 26-29 Jul 40 TD Nine-E 26-27 Jul 35 TS Hector 31 Jul- 45

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.

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Preliminary Eastern North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracks
Preliminary Eastern North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracks