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Issued: September 2013

ACPN60 PHFO 141730
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TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFC
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
730 AM HST SAT SEP 14 2013

FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC...BETWEEN 140W AND 180

OVERALL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC 
DURING AUGUST WAS ABOVE AVERAGE...WITH FIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN THE 
BASIN. ONE OF THESE SYSTEMS...HENRIETTE...WAS A HURRICANE AS IT 
CROSSED LONGITUDE 140W INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...AND WAS THE 
FIRST HURRICANE IN THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC SINCE THE 2009 
HURRICANE SEASON. ALSO...TWO TROPICAL STORMS DEVELOPED IN THE 
BASIN...PEWA AND UNALA...AND THESE WERE THE FIRST TROPICAL CYCLONES 
TO BE GIVEN HAWAIIAN NAMES BY CPHC SINCE TROPICAL STORM OMEKA IN 
2010. 

SEVERAL OF THESE SYSTEMS TRACKED WESTWARD INTO THE WESTERN NORTH 
PACIFIC...BUT TROPICAL STORM UNALA AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE-C 
DISSIPATED SOON AFTER CROSSING THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE. 
HOWEVER...PEWA INTENSIFIED AFTER IT MOVED WEST OF THE DATELINE...AND 
BRIEFLY BECAME A TYPHOON.
 
REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL TROPICAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT 
THE WEB SITE OF CPHC...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS... 
WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC/SUMMARIES/

NOTE...THE SUMMARY TABLE BELOW ONLY INCLUDES TROPICAL CYCLONES IN 
THE CPHC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

SUMMARY TABLE FOR THE 2013 CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON

NAME                DATES         MAX WIND /MPH/  
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TS FLOSSIE         27-30 JUL           65   
TS GIL               5-6 AUG           40
H HENRIETTE         8-11 AUG           75         
TS PEWA            16-17 AUG           65          
TS UNALA              18 AUG           40
TD THREE-C         19-20 AUG           35
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