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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks August 2004
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - AUGUST 2004


          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!


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ATLANTIC (ATL) - North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida.   A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Hurricane ALEX (01)                                 31 Jul - 07 Aug
   Tropical Storm BONNIE (02)                          03 - 14 Aug
   Hurricane CHARLEY (03)                              09 - 16 Aug
   Hurricane DANIELLE (04)                             13 - 24 Aug
   Tropical Storm EARL (05)                            13 - 16 Aug
   Hurricane FRANCES (06)                              25 Aug - 10 Sep
   Tropical Storm GASTON (07)                          27 Aug - 02 Sep
   Tropical Storm HERMINE (08)                         29 - 31 Aug

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Storm Name: ALEX                  Cyclone Number: 01      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 JUL 31 1800  30.3 N   78.3 W  1010   25
04 AUG 01 0000  31.0 N   78.8 W  1009   25
04 AUG 01 0600  31.8 N   79.0 W  1009   25
04 AUG 01 1200  31.9 N   79.2 W  1011   30
04 AUG 01 1800  31.7 N   79.1 W  1010   35
04 AUG 02 0000  31.5 N   79.2 W  1007   35
04 AUG 02 0600  31.4 N   79.5 W   992   35
04 AUG 02 1200  31.3 N   79.0 W   993   50
04 AUG 02 1800  31.8 N   78.7 W   993   50
04 AUG 03 0000  32.4 N   78.2 W   987   55
04 AUG 03 0600  33.0 N   77.4 W   983   65
04 AUG 03 1200  34.1 N   76.4 W   973   80
04 AUG 03 1800  35.3 N   75.2 W   972   85        Very near Cape Hatteras
04 AUG 04 0000  36.0 N   73.8 W   973   85
04 AUG 04 0600  36.8 N   72.0 W   973   80
04 AUG 04 1200  37.4 N   70.0 W   979   75
04 AUG 04 1800  37.7 N   68.3 W   970   90
04 AUG 05 0000  38.5 N   66.0 W   957  105
04 AUG 05 0600  39.5 N   63.1 W   957  105
04 AUG 05 1200  40.8 N   59.6 W   957  105
04 AUG 05 1800  42.7 N   55.0 W   970   90
04 AUG 06 0000  44.3 N   50.1 W   981   75
04 AUG 06 0600  46.1 N   44.2 W   984   65
04 AUG 06 1200  47.0 N   37.5 W   987   50        Last NHC advisory
04 AUG 06 1800  47.0 N   33.0 W   992   40        Extratropical/OPC wrngs
04 AUG 07 0000  47.0 N   27.0 W   997   35

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Storm Name: BONNIE                Cyclone Number: 02      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 03 1200  12.9 N   53.3 W  1009   25
04 AUG 03 1800  13.4 N   55.6 W  1009   25
04 AUG 04 0000  13.5 N   57.3 W  1009   25
04 AUG 04 0600  13.7 N   59.8 W  1010   30        In Windward Islands
04 AUG 04 1200  13.7 N   61.7 W  1011   30
04 AUG 04 1800  13.5 N   63.5 W  1011   30        Weakened to trop. wave
04 AUG 09 1800  23.0 N   88.6 W  1007   40        Regenerated
04 AUG 10 0000  23.2 N   88.9 W  1006   45
04 AUG 10 0600  23.4 N   89.7 W  1007   45
04 AUG 10 1200  24.0 N   90.5 W  1002   50
04 AUG 10 1800  24.4 N   90.6 W  1004   45
04 AUG 11 0000  24.7 N   90.5 W  1004   40
04 AUG 11 0600  25.2 N   90.6 W  1001   40
04 AUG 11 1200  25.7 N   90.5 W  1000   45
04 AUG 11 1800  26.4 N   89.6 W  1001   55
04 AUG 12 0000  27.0 N   88.8 W  1007   55
04 AUG 12 0600  27.7 N   88.1 W  1010   45
04 AUG 12 1200  29.0 N   86.1 W  1002   50
04 AUG 12 1800  30.2 N   84.0 W  1006   35        Inland in NW Florida
04 AUG 12 2100  31.1 N   83.0 W  1006   30        Final NHC advisory
04 AUG 13 0300  32.5 N   80.3 W  1008   30        HPC storm summaries
04 AUG 13 0900  34.1 N   78.1 W  1008   25
04 AUG 13 1500  36.5 N   76.1 W  1009   20        Nearing coast
04 AUG 13 1800  35.2 N   77.4 W  1009   25        OPC marine warnings
04 AUG 14 0000  40.8 N   72.3 W  1012   25

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Storm Name: CHARLEY               Cyclone Number: 03      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 09 1200  11.4 N   59.2 W  1011   30        Near Windward Islands
04 AUG 09 1800  11.7 N   61.1 W  1010   30
04 AUG 10 0000  12.1 N   63.1 W  1010   30
04 AUG 10 0600  12.7 N   65.3 W  1007   35
04 AUG 10 1200  13.3 N   67.3 W  1005   40
04 AUG 10 1800  15.0 N   69.8 W   999   40
04 AUG 11 0000  15.7 N   71.8 W   999   55
04 AUG 11 0600  16.5 N   73.8 W   999   55
04 AUG 11 1200  16.3 N   75.4 W   996   55
04 AUG 11 1800  16.6 N   76.8 W   993   65
04 AUG 12 0000  17.5 N   78.2 W   993   65
04 AUG 12 0600  18.2 N   79.3 W   986   75
04 AUG 12 1200  19.2 N   80.6 W   983   75        Just E of Grand Cayman
04 AUG 12 1800  20.5 N   81.6 W   980   90
04 AUG 13 0000  21.6 N   82.2 W   975   90        Just E of Isle of Youth
04 AUG 13 0600  23.0 N   82.6 W   970   90        Inland over Cuba
04 AUG 13 1200  24.4 N   82.9 W   965   95
04 AUG 13 1800  26.1 N   82.4 W   954  125        See Note
04 AUG 14 0000  28.1 N   81.6 W   975   90        Inland over Florida
04 AUG 14 0600  30.2 N   80.8 W   994   75        Moving into Atlantic
04 AUG 14 1200  32.3 N   79.7 W   990   75
04 AUG 14 1800  34.5 N   78.1 W  1000   60        Inland in NC
04 AUG 15 0000  36.9 N   75.9 W  1012   45
04 AUG 15 0600  39.5 N   74.0 W  1012   35
04 AUG 15 1200  41.3 N   71.1 W  1016   35        Inland near Boston
04 AUG 15 1800  42.0 N   69.0 W  1020   25        OPC marine warnings
04 AUG 16 0000  43.0 N   68.0 W  1020   25

Note:  A reconnaissance aircraft at 13/1956 UTC, shortly before the eye
of Charley moved inland, recorded a minimum SLP of 941 mb and maximum
flight-level winds of 148 kts.  These correspond to a MSW of about
130 kts, and I've learned that most likely the landfall MSW for Charley
will be set at 130 kts in post-analysis.   In addition, observations from
Cuba indicate that Charley was a 100-kt major hurricane at landfall in
that nation.

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Storm Name: DANIELLE              Cyclone Number: 04      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 13 1200  12.1 N   22.1 W  1009   30
04 AUG 13 1800  12.4 N   23.4 W  1009   30
04 AUG 14 0000  12.6 N   24.2 W  1009   35
04 AUG 14 0600  13.0 N   25.3 W  1004   40
04 AUG 14 1200  13.2 N   26.7 W  1000   45
04 AUG 14 1800  13.5 N   28.2 W   994   55
04 AUG 15 0000  13.9 N   29.3 W   987   65
04 AUG 15 0600  14.0 N   30.8 W   981   75
04 AUG 15 1200  14.7 N   32.1 W   981   75
04 AUG 15 1800  15.2 N   33.5 W   975   85
04 AUG 16 0000  16.0 N   34.8 W   970   90
04 AUG 16 0600  16.7 N   35.9 W   970   90
04 AUG 16 1200  17.7 N   37.2 W   970   90
04 AUG 16 1800  19.0 N   38.2 W   970   90
04 AUG 17 0000  20.3 N   38.9 W   970   90
04 AUG 17 0600  21.7 N   39.6 W   970   90
04 AUG 17 1200  23.3 N   40.0 W   970   90
04 AUG 17 1800  25.0 N   40.4 W   974   85
04 AUG 18 0000  25.9 N   40.6 W   978   80
04 AUG 18 0600  27.3 N   40.7 W   985   65
04 AUG 18 1200  28.1 N   39.8 W   994   55
04 AUG 18 1800  28.9 N   38.9 W  1005   45
04 AUG 19 0000  29.4 N   37.9 W  1007   40
04 AUG 19 0600  29.8 N   37.7 W  1007   40
04 AUG 19 1200  30.0 N   37.7 W  1007   35
04 AUG 19 1800  30.0 N   37.4 W  1007   35
04 AUG 20 0000  29.7 N   36.8 W  1008   35
04 AUG 20 0600  30.2 N   37.0 W  1010   35
04 AUG 20 1200  30.6 N   37.3 W  1009   35
04 AUG 20 1800  30.9 N   37.6 W  1009   30
04 AUG 21 0000  31.1 N   38.1 W  1009   30
04 AUG 21 0600  30.6 N   38.6 W  1009   30
04 AUG 21 1200  30.7 N   38.9 W  1009   25        Final NHC advisory
04 AUG 21 1800  31.0 N   39.0 W  1012   25        OPC marine warnings
04 AUG 22 0000  30.0 N   40.0 W  1014   25
04 AUG 22 0600  30.0 N   41.0 W  1015   25
04 AUG 22 1200  30.0 N   41.0 W  1016   25
04 AUG 22 1800  31.0 N   41.0 W  1015   25
04 AUG 23 0000  31.0 N   42.0 W  1015   20
04 AUG 23 0600  32.0 N   43.0 W  1016   25
04 AUG 23 1200  32.0 N   43.0 W  1016   25
04 AUG 23 1800  33.0 N   44.0 W  1018   25
04 AUG 24 0000  34.0 N   44.0 W  1021   25
04 AUG 24 0600  34.0 N   44.0 W  1018   25
04 AUG 24 1200  36.0 N   45.0 W  1020   25
04 AUG 24 1800  37.0 N   45.0 W  1020   25

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Storm Name: EARL                  Cyclone Number: 05      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 13 1800   8.7 N   45.3 W  1009   30
04 AUG 14 0000   9.2 N   47.4 W  1009   25
04 AUG 14 0600   9.5 N   49.0 W  1009   30
04 AUG 14 1200  10.1 N   51.3 W  1009   30
04 AUG 14 1800  10.5 N   53.5 W  1006   30      
04 AUG 15 0000  11.0 N   55.8 W  1006   35        Upgraded at 2100 UTC
04 AUG 15 0600  11.5 N   58.0 W  1005   40
04 AUG 15 1200  11.8 N   60.8 W  1009   40        Near Windward Islands
04 AUG 15 1800  12.1 N   62.8 W  1009   40                 "
04 AUG 16 0000  12.5 N   64.4 W  1009   40
04 AUG 16 0600  13.0 N   66.3 W  1009   40        See Note

Note:  A reconnaissance flight into Earl on the morning of 16 August
could find no closed low-level circulation and the cyclone was downgraded
to an open tropical wave with 40-kt winds at 16/1500 UTC.  There were no
coordinates given for 1200 UTC in the Forecast/Advisory at 1500 UTC.

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Storm Name: FRANCES               Cyclone Number: 06      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 25 0000  11.1 N   35.2 W  1009   25
04 AUG 25 0600  11.3 N   36.9 W  1008   30
04 AUG 25 1200  11.3 N   38.3 W  1008   30
04 AUG 25 1800  11.5 N   39.8 W  1005   35
04 AUG 26 0000  11.7 N   41.1 W  1005   35
04 AUG 26 0600  12.3 N   43.0 W   996   50
04 AUG 26 1200  12.8 N   44.3 W   990   60
04 AUG 26 1800  13.4 N   45.7 W   983   70
04 AUG 27 0000  13.8 N   46.8 W   980   75
04 AUG 27 0600  14.2 N   48.0 W   975   80
04 AUG 27 1200  14.7 N   48.6 W   970   90
04 AUG 27 1800  15.4 N   49.4 W   962  100
04 AUG 28 0000  16.0 N   50.1 W   962  100
04 AUG 28 0600  16.7 N   50.9 W   962  100
04 AUG 28 1200  17.2 N   51.6 W   958  105
04 AUG 28 1800  17.7 N   52.3 W   948  115
04 AUG 29 0000  18.1 N   53.0 W   948  115
04 AUG 29 0600  18.4 N   53.7 W   948  115
04 AUG 29 1200  18.5 N   54.3 W   948  115
04 AUG 29 1800  18.7 N   55.1 W   949  115
04 AUG 30 0000  18.8 N   55.8 W   954  110
04 AUG 30 0600  19.0 N   56.8 W   958  110
04 AUG 30 1200  19.2 N   58.1 W   956  105
04 AUG 30 1800  19.4 N   59.4 W   948  105
04 AUG 31 0000  19.6 N   60.7 W   945  110
04 AUG 31 0600  19.8 N   62.1 W   949  110
04 AUG 31 1200  19.9 N   63.3 W   950  115
04 AUG 31 1800  20.3 N   65.1 W   939  120
04 SEP 01 0000  20.6 N   66.3 W   939  120
04 SEP 01 0600  21.0 N   67.9 W   935  120
04 SEP 01 1200  21.4 N   69.1 W   937  120
04 SEP 01 1800  21.8 N   70.5 W   941  120
04 SEP 02 0000  22.3 N   71.4 W   939  120
04 SEP 02 0600  22.7 N   72.5 W   936  125
04 SEP 02 1200  23.2 N   73.5 W   939  125
04 SEP 02 1800  23.8 N   74.3 W   948  125        Near San Salvador I.
04 SEP 03 0000  24.2 N   74.9 W   948  120
04 SEP 03 0600  24.7 N   75.7 W   954  105        Over Cat Island
04 SEP 03 1200  25.3 N   76.3 W   957  105        Over Eleuthera Island
04 SEP 03 1800  25.7 N   77.2 W   959  100        Near S tip Great Abaco
04 SEP 04 0000  26.0 N   77.6 W   960   90
04 SEP 04 0600  26.4 N   77.9 W   960   90
04 SEP 04 1200  26.8 N   78.5 W   961   90        Over Grand Bahama I.
04 SEP 04 1800  26.8 N   79.2 W   962   90
04 SEP 05 0000  27.0 N   79.5 W   960   90
04 SEP 05 0600  27.2 N   80.3 W   963   90
04 SEP 05 1200  27.5 N   80.8 W   975   80        Center inland in FL
04 SEP 05 1800  27.8 N   81.7 W   975   65
04 SEP 06 0000  28.1 N   82.3 W   976   55
04 SEP 06 0600  28.6 N   83.3 W   981   55        Over Gulf of Mexico
04 SEP 06 1200  29.2 N   83.8 W   980   55
04 SEP 06 1800  30.2 N   84.1 W   982   55
04 SEP 07 0000  31.1 N   84.5 W   985   35        Inland once more
04 SEP 07 0300  31.3 N   84.6 W   985   30        Final NHC advisory
04 SEP 07 0900  32.0 N   85.1 W   992   17        HPC storm summaries
04 SEP 07 1500  32.4 N   85.3 W   996   17
04 SEP 07 2100  33.0 N   84.6 W   997   13
04 SEP 08 0300  33.9 N   83.8 W   998   13
04 SEP 08 0900  34.4 N   84.3 W   999   13
04 SEP 08 1500  36.1 N   82.9 W  1000   13
04 SEP 08 2100  38.1 N   82.0 W  1001   13
04 SEP 09 0300  39.3 N   80.7 W  1001   13
04 SEP 09 0900  41.4 N   79.4 W  1004   17
04 SEP 09 1500  43.3 N   77.1 W  1002   17
04 SEP 09 2100  44.8 N   74.6 W  1002   17
04 SEP 10 0300  46.5 N   71.5 W  1004   17
04 SEP 10 0600  46.0 N   71.0 W  1004   30        OPC marine warnings
04 SEP 10 1200  46.0 N   69.0 W  1005   30        See Note

Note: At 10/1200 UTC Frances' remnant was the southwesternmost center of
a complex LOW with the main center near 48N/65W, moving to the east-
northeast at 40 kts.  The post-Frances center was moving in the same
direction at 30 kts.

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Storm Name: GASTON                Cyclone Number: 07      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 27 1800  31.6 N   78.0 W  1014   25
04 AUG 28 0000  31.4 N   78.0 W  1012   25
04 AUG 28 0600  31.3 N   78.2 W  1011   25
04 AUG 28 1200  31.4 N   78.3 W  1009   30
04 AUG 28 1800  31.3 N   78.7 W   996   35        Upgraded at 1500 UTC
04 AUG 29 0000  31.5 N   79.1 W   994   55
04 AUG 29 0600  32.1 N   79.4 W   991   55
04 AUG 29 1200  32.8 N   79.6 W   992   60
04 AUG 29 1800  33.5 N   79.6 W  1000   40        Inland in SC
04 AUG 29 2100  33.9 N   79.6 W  1000   35       
04 AUG 30 0000  34.2 N   79.4 W   998   30        Final NHC advisory
04 AUG 30 0300  34.5 N   79.4 W   998   30        HPC storm summaries
04 AUG 30 0900  35.2 N   79.0 W   997   30
04 AUG 30 1500  35.7 N   78.3 W  1001   25
04 AUG 30 2100  36.7 N   77.1 W  1001   25        Final HPC summary
04 AUG 31 0000  37.2 N   76.6 W  1001   35        NHC advisories
04 AUG 31 0600  38.0 N   74.8 W  1001   35
04 AUG 31 1200  39.1 N   72.9 W  1001   35
04 AUG 31 1800  40.1 N   70.1 W   999   35
04 SEP 01 0000  41.3 N   67.5 W   999   35
04 SEP 01 0600  41.7 N   63.5 W   999   45        Final NHC advisory/XTrp
04 SEP 01 1200  43.0 N   60.0 W  1000   45        OPC marine warnings
04 SEP 01 1800  45.0 N   56.0 W   998   45
04 SEP 02 0000  46.0 N   50.0 W   998   45
04 SEP 02 0600  48.0 N   45.0 W   996   45
04 SEP 02 1200  51.0 N   37.0 W   994   45
04 SEP 02 1800  51.0 N   32.0 W   994   40

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Storm Name: HERMINE               Cyclone Number: 08      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 29 1800  32.0 N   70.7 W  1008   35
04 AUG 30 0000  32.6 N   71.1 W  1005   40
04 AUG 30 0600  33.8 N   71.5 W  1000   45
04 AUG 30 1200  35.8 N   71.5 W  1007   45
04 AUG 30 1800  37.5 N   71.4 W  1008   45
04 AUG 31 0000  39.9 N   71.3 W  1010   35
04 AUG 31 0600  41.5 N   70.9 W  1013   35        Inland in MA
04 AUG 31 0900  42.4 N   69.9 W  1013   25        Final advisory/XTrp

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NORTHEAST PACIFIC (NEP) - North Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, for locations east of longitude
  140W, and from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu,
  Hawaii, for locations west of longitude 140W.  A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm ESTELLE (07E)                        19 - 26 Aug
   Hurricane FRANK (08E)                               23 - 26 Aug
   Tropical Depression (09E)                           23 - 26 Aug
   Tropical Storm GEORGETTE (10E)                      26 - 30 Aug
   Hurricane HOWARD (11E)                              30 Aug - 05 Sep

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Storm Name: ESTELLE               Cyclone Number: 07E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 19 0600  11.6 N  131.8 W  1008   30
04 AUG 19 1200  11.6 N  132.7 W  1008   30
04 AUG 19 1800  12.0 N  134.0 W  1008   30
04 AUG 20 0000  12.9 N  135.0 W  1007   30
04 AUG 20 0600  13.6 N  136.3 W  1006   35
04 AUG 20 1200  13.9 N  137.3 W  1005   35
04 AUG 20 1800  14.0 N  138.3 W  1000   45
04 AUG 21 0000  14.3 N  139.3 W   994   55
04 AUG 21 0600  14.6 N  140.4 W   992   55
04 AUG 21 1200  14.9 N  140.9 W   990   60
04 AUG 21 1800  15.3 N  141.2 W   990   60
04 AUG 22 0000  15.8 N  141.6 W   995   55
04 AUG 22 0600  16.1 N  142.1 W   996   50
04 AUG 22 1200  16.1 N  142.5 W   998   45
04 AUG 22 1800  16.2 N  142.8 W   998   35
04 AUG 23 0000  16.4 N  143.4 W   998   30
04 AUG 23 0600  16.4 N  144.2 W  1002   30
04 AUG 23 1200  16.3 N  145.1 W  1006   30
04 AUG 23 1800  16.2 N  145.9 W  1008   30
04 AUG 24 0000  15.7 N  147.0 W  1010   25
04 AUG 24 0600  15.7 N  148.2 W  1012   25
04 AUG 24 1200  15.3 N  149.2 W  1012   25
04 AUG 24 1800  14.9 N  150.2 W  1010   25 
04 AUG 25 0000  14.8 N  151.1 W  1010   25 
04 AUG 25 0600  14.4 N  152.1 W  1010   25 
04 AUG 25 1200  14.4 N  153.3 W  1010   25
04 AUG 25 1800  14.0 N  154.3 W  1010   25
04 AUG 26 0000  13.8 N  155.6 W  1011   20

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Storm Name: FRANK                 Cyclone Number: 08E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 23 0600  16.7 N  110.3 W  1005   30
04 AUG 23 1200  17.3 N  111.3 W  1004   35
04 AUG 23 1645  17.8 N  112.2 W   992   55        Special advisory
04 AUG 23 1800  18.0 N  112.5 W   987   65
04 AUG 24 0000  18.9 N  113.2 W   987   65
04 AUG 24 0600  19.7 N  114.0 W   979   75
04 AUG 24 1200  20.5 N  114.5 W   979   75
04 AUG 24 1800  21.0 N  115.0 W   983   70
04 AUG 25 0000  21.7 N  115.5 W   987   65
04 AUG 25 0600  22.0 N  116.3 W   997   50
04 AUG 25 1200  22.0 N  117.0 W   997   50
04 AUG 25 1800  22.1 N  117.7 W  1002   40
04 AUG 26 0000  22.3 N  118.4 W  1006   30
04 AUG 26 0600  22.4 N  119.0 W  1007   25
04 AUG 26 1200  22.6 N  119.7 W  1007   25

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 09E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 23 1800  17.2 N  123.6 W  1008   25
04 AUG 24 0000  17.8 N  123.6 W  1006   25
04 AUG 24 0600  18.5 N  124.2 W  1005   25
04 AUG 24 1200  18.6 N  124.2 W  1005   30
04 AUG 24 1800  18.6 N  124.8 W  1005   30
04 AUG 25 0000  18.9 N  125.4 W  1005   30
04 AUG 25 0600  19.2 N  126.0 W  1007   25
04 AUG 25 1200  19.4 N  126.8 W  1007   25
04 AUG 25 1800  19.6 N  127.6 W  1008   25
04 AUG 26 0000  20.0 N  128.7 W  1009   25
04 AUG 26 0600  20.0 N  129.7 W  1009   25
04 AUG 26 1200  20.0 N  130.8 W  1009   25

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Storm Name: GEORGETTE             Cyclone Number: 10E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 26 1200  14.2 N  105.9 W  1006   30
04 AUG 26 1800  15.1 N  106.9 W  1005   35
04 AUG 27 0000  16.0 N  108.2 W  1003   40
04 AUG 27 0600  17.3 N  110.0 W   998   50
04 AUG 27 1200  18.0 N  111.3 W   998   50
04 AUG 27 1800  18.4 N  112.9 W   998   50
04 AUG 28 0000  18.6 N  114.4 W  1000   45
04 AUG 28 0600  18.6 N  115.4 W  1000   45
04 AUG 28 1200  18.7 N  116.6 W  1000   45
04 AUG 28 1800  18.8 N  117.4 W   997   50
04 AUG 29 0000  19.0 N  118.5 W   997   50
04 AUG 29 0600  19.1 N  120.0 W  1000   45
04 AUG 29 1200  19.2 N  120.2 W  1000   45
04 AUG 29 1800  19.5 N  121.3 W  1000   45
04 AUG 30 0000  19.8 N  122.5 W  1004   35
04 AUG 30 0600  20.0 N  123.5 W  1006   30
04 AUG 30 1200  20.0 N  124.4 W  1007   25

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Storm Name: HOWARD                Cyclone Number: 11E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 30 1800  12.4 N  103.6 W  1007   30
04 AUG 31 0000  13.2 N  104.7 W  1007   30
04 AUG 31 0600  13.8 N  105.6 W  1005   35
04 AUG 31 1200  14.2 N  106.5 W  1003   40
04 AUG 31 1800  14.5 N  107.9 W   994   55
04 SEP 01 0000  15.0 N  108.5 W   991   60
04 SEP 01 0600  15.6 N  109.5 W   987   65
04 SEP 01 1200  16.3 N  110.7 W   984   70
04 SEP 01 1800  16.6 N  111.6 W   980   75
04 SEP 02 0000  16.9 N  112.1 W   977   80
04 SEP 02 0600  17.4 N  112.7 W   960  100
04 SEP 02 1200  17.9 N  113.3 W   940  120
04 SEP 02 1800  18.3 N  113.9 W   940  120
04 SEP 03 0000  18.8 N  114.5 W   945  115
04 SEP 03 0600  19.2 N  114.9 W   955  105
04 SEP 03 1200  19.9 N  115.4 W   960  100
04 SEP 03 1800  20.8 N  115.9 W   975   85
04 SEP 04 0000  21.7 N  116.4 W   980   75
04 SEP 04 0600  23.0 N  116.5 W   987   65
04 SEP 04 1200  23.3 N  117.4 W   994   55
04 SEP 04 1800  23.9 N  118.1 W   995   50
04 SEP 05 0000  24.4 N  118.3 W   999   35
04 SEP 05 0600  25.1 N  118.8 W  1002   30
04 SEP 05 1200  25.5 N  118.8 W  1002   25

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NORTHWEST PACIFIC (NWP) - North Pacific Ocean West of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates for most systems were obtained
  from warnings issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.  In a few instances, information from
  warnings issued by other Asian warning centers may have been utilized.
  The center position coordinates from JMA and other centers were com-
  pared with those from JTWC and annotations made in the Remarks column
  when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     Michael V. Padua of Naga City in the Philippines, owner of the
  Typhoon 2000 website, sends me cyclone tracks based upon warnings
  issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the Philippines'
  Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration
  (PAGASA).  Also, Huang Chunliang of Fuzhou City, China, sends me
  each month a table comparing the maximum intensities assigned to each
  cyclone from all the applicable warning centers in the Northwest
  Pacific basin.  A very special thanks to Michael and Chunliang for
  the assistance they so reliably provide.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Typhoon MERANTI (14W / 0412)                        03 - 09 Aug
   Tropical Storm MALOU (15W / 0411)                   04 - 06 Aug
   Tropical Depression                                 06 - 07 Aug
   Typhoon RANANIM (16W / 0413 / KAREN)                06 - 13 Aug
   Tropical Storm MALAKAS (17W / 0414)                 10 - 13 Aug
   Typhoon MEGI (18W / 0415 / LAWIN)                   14 - 22 Aug
   Super Typhoon CHABA (19W / 0416)                    18 Aug - 03 Sep
   Typhoon AERE (20W / 0417 / MARCE)                   19 - 31 Aug
   Tropical Storm (21W)                                26 - 31 Aug
   Super Typhoon SONGDA (22W / 0418 / NINA)            27 Aug - 11 Sep

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Storm Name: MERANTI               Cyclone Number: 14W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0412

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 03 1800  19.1 N  166.2 E  1000   30    30  JMA: 18.1N/165.5E
04 AUG 04 0000  19.9 N  165.9 E  1000   35    30
04 AUG 04 0600  22.3 N  165.7 E  1000   35    30
04 AUG 04 1200  23.8 N  166.1 E   998   35    35  JMA: 23.7N/165.3E
04 AUG 04 1800  24.6 N  165.5 E   996   35    40
04 AUG 05 0000  25.1 N  165.8 E   990   45    45
04 AUG 05 0600  26.2 N  166.0 E   980   55    55
04 AUG 05 1200  27.1 N  166.8 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 05 1800  27.8 N  167.4 E   960   90    75
04 AUG 06 0000  28.7 N  167.9 E   960   90    75
04 AUG 06 0600  29.6 N  168.6 E   960   90    75
04 AUG 06 1200  30.2 N  169.5 E   965   80    70
04 AUG 06 1800  31.5 N  170.4 E   975   50    60
04 AUG 07 0000  31.9 N  170.5 E   975   60    60
04 AUG 07 0600  32.7 N  171.0 E   980   55    55  JMA: 32.5N/171.6E
04 AUG 07 1200  33.7 N  171.9 E   980   55    55
04 AUG 07 1800  34.9 N  171.5 E   985   45    50  JMA: 34.7N/172.0E
04 AUG 08 0000  35.6 N  171.8 E   990   40    45
04 AUG 08 0600  37.3 N  172.0 E   990   40    45
04 AUG 08 1200  37.5 N  171.7 E   992         40  JMA warnings
04 AUG 08 1800  37.9 N  172.3 E   992         40
04 AUG 09 0000  39.3 N  172.2 E   994         40
04 AUG 09 0600  40.0 N  172.0 E   994         40  Extratropical
04 AUG 09 1200  41.0 N  172.0 E  1000         35
04 AUG 09 1800  41.0 N  172.0 E  1002         25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

===================================================
== Typhoon 14W/MERANTI/0412/0413 (Aug 3-9, 2004) ==
===================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 14W (MERANTI)                 90
JMA        Severe Typhoon 0412 (MERANTI)         75
NMCC       Typhoon 0413 (MERANTI)                70
HKO        Typhoon MERANTI (0412)                --*
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0412 (MERANTI)       --#

Note 1 (*): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this storm, which
remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

Note 2 (#): CWB data was insufficient for me when I was away in Shanghai.

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Storm Name: MALOU                 Cyclone Number: 15W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0411

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 04 0000  29.4 N  138.3 E  1000   25    30  JMA: 29.8N/137.8E
04 AUG 04 0600  31.7 N  136.0 E   996   30    40
04 AUG 04 1200  33.5 N  134.9 E   994   30    40
04 AUG 04 1800  35.6 N  134.1 E  1000   30    35  Over Honshu
04 AUG 05 0000  37.6 N  134.9 E  1004   30    25  Over Sea of Japan
04 AUG 05 0600  39.0 N  136.2 E  1006   30    25
04 AUG 05 1200  40.0 N  138.0 E  1008         25  JMA warnings
04 AUG 05 1800  41.0 N  139.0 E  1008         25
04 AUG 06 0000  41.0 N  140.0 E  1010         25
04 AUG 06 0600  40.0 N  141.0 E  1010         25

Note: JMA downgraded Malou to a 30-kt tropical depression at 04/2100 UTC.
This system was one of the infrequent instances where JMA upgraded to
tropical storm status while JTWC's classification remained at depression
status.  Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

=============================================================
== Tropical Storm 15W/MALOU/0411/0412 (JuL 31-Aug 6, 2004) ==
=============================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Tropical Depression 15W (MALOU)        30
JMA        Typhoon 0411 (MALOU)                   40
NMCC       Tropical Storm 0412 (MALOU)            40
HKO        Tropical Storm MALOU (0411)            --*
CWB        Weak Typhoon 0411 (MALOU)              --#

Note 1 (*): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this storm, which
remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

Note 2 (#): CWB data was insufficient for me when I was away in Shanghai.

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: None

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 06 0600  21.1 N  151.1 E  1002         30  JMA warnings
04 AUG 06 1200  22.0 N  152.8 E  1004         30
04 AUG 06 1800  22.5 N  153.8 E  1002         30
04 AUG 07 0000  22.6 N  154.5 E  1002         30
04 AUG 07 0600  23.3 N  156.3 E  1002         30
04 AUG 07 1200  24.0 N  157.0 E  1004         25

Note: To my knowledge JMA was the only warning agency which classified
this system as a tropical depression.

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Storm Name: RANANIM               Cyclone Number: 16W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: KAREN       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0413

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 06 1200  17.0 N  130.5 E  1000         30  PAGASA warning
04 AUG 06 1800  16.3 N  132.0 E   998         30  JMA warnings
04 AUG 07 0000  16.1 N  131.2 E   998         30
04 AUG 07 0600  16.3 N  130.9 E   998         30
04 AUG 07 1200  16.0 N  130.5 E   998         30
04 AUG 07 1800  16.6 N  129.8 E   996   30    30  JMA: 16.1N/130.1E
04 AUG 08 0000  17.5 N  130.0 E   996   30    30  JMA: 17.0N/131.9E
04 AUG 08 0600  17.8 N  130.6 E   996   30    30
04 AUG 08 1200  18.2 N  130.4 E   992   35    40
04 AUG 08 1800  18.8 N  130.6 E   990   40    45
04 AUG 09 0000  19.5 N  130.5 E   985   45    50
04 AUG 09 0600  20.0 N  130.3 E   980   50    55
04 AUG 09 1200  20.5 N  130.0 E   980   50    55
04 AUG 09 1800  20.7 N  128.8 E   980   55    55
04 AUG 10 0000  21.3 N  128.1 E   975   60    60
04 AUG 10 0600  22.1 N  128.1 E   970   60    65
04 AUG 10 1200  22.4 N  127.4 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 10 1800  22.8 N  126.8 E   965   75    70
04 AUG 11 0000  23.2 N  126.3 E   965   75    70
04 AUG 11 0600  23.8 N  125.5 E   960   80    75
04 AUG 11 1200  24.5 N  125.1 E   950   85    75
04 AUG 11 1800  25.3 N  124.3 E   950   80    80
04 AUG 12 0000  26.5 N  123.8 E   950   90    80
04 AUG 12 0600  27.4 N  122.6 E   950   90    80
04 AUG 12 1200  28.1 N  121.2 E   955   90    75
04 AUG 12 1800  28.3 N  120.0 E   975   70    60  Inland in China
04 AUG 13 0000  28.5 N  118.9 E   985   60    45
04 AUG 13 0600  29.0 N  117.0 E   994         30  JMA warning

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

==========================================================
== Typhoon 16W/RANANIM/0413/0414/KAREN (Aug 6-14, 2004) ==
==========================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 16W (RANANIM)                 90
JMA        Severe Typhoon 0413 (RANANIM)         80
PAGASA     Typhoon KAREN                         75*
NMCC       Typhoon 0414 (RANANIM)                90
HKO        Typhoon RANANIM (0413)                85
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0413 (RANANIM)       80

Note 1: In the title line the storm grade was adopted based on the
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the system was finally ranked as a TD by whatever TCWC.  (In this regard,
JMA was the TCWC that took the lead in upgrading 16W to TD status on the
6th, while NMCC classified it as a TD for the last time on the 14th.)

Note 2 (*): The MSW is merely the "peak" value based on the limited
warnings released only when the storm was travelling within the
restricted AOR, so it may have not been the real peak.

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Storm Name: MALAKAS               Cyclone Number: 17W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0414

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 10 0600  23.7 N  154.3 E   998         30  JMA warnings
04 AUG 10 1200  23.8 N  155.6 E   998         30
04 AUG 10 1800  25.1 N  156.4 E   996   25    35
04 AUG 11 0000  26.7 N  158.1 E   994   35    40
04 AUG 11 0600  28.0 N  159.6 E   992   35    40
04 AUG 11 1200  29.3 N  161.0 E   992   35    40
04 AUG 11 1800  30.6 N  162.3 E   990   35    45
04 AUG 12 0000  31.6 N  163.7 E   990   35    45
04 AUG 12 0600  32.2 N  164.8 E   992   35    40
04 AUG 12 1200  32.9 N  166.7 E   992         40
04 AUG 12 1800  33.2 N  168.4 E   992         40
04 AUG 13 0000  33.6 N  170.7 E   992         40
04 AUG 13 0600  34.8 N  173.2 E   992         40
04 AUG 13 1200  35.5 N  176.0 E   994         35
04 AUG 13 1800  37.0 N  178.0 E   995         25  Extratropical

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

===========================================================
== Tropical Storm 17W/MALAKAS/0414/0415 (Aug 8-13, 2004) ==
===========================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Tropical Storm 17W (MALAKAS)          35
JMA        Typhoon 0414 (MALAKAS)                45
NMCC       Tropical Storm 0415 (MALAKAS)         40
HKO        Tropical Storm MALAKAS (0414)         --*
CWB        Weak Typhoon 0414 (MALAKAS)           --#

Note 1 (*): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this storm, which
remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

Note 2 (#): CWB data was insufficient for me when I was away in Shanghai.

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Storm Name: MEGI                  Cyclone Number: 18W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: LAWIN       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0415

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 14 0000  15.0 N  142.9 E         25
04 AUG 14 0600  16.4 N  142.6 E         25
04 AUG 14 1200  16.7 N  140.8 E         25
04 AUG 14 1800  16.7 N  138.1 E         25
04 AUG 15 0000  17.5 N  136.5 E         25
04 AUG 15 0600  18.0 N  135.5 E   998   25    30  JMA: 17.9N/134.2E
04 AUG 15 1200  18.8 N  133.3 E   998   25    30  JMA: 18.0N/133.3E
04 AUG 15 1800  18.3 N  132.0 E   996   30    30
04 AUG 16 0000  18.4 N  131.6 E   996   30    30
04 AUG 16 0600  18.6 N  130.8 E   992   35    35
04 AUG 16 1200  19.7 N  129.5 E   992   40    35
04 AUG 16 1800  21.0 N  129.0 E   992   45    35
04 AUG 17 0000  23.4 N  127.9 E   990   45    40
04 AUG 17 0600  24.7 N  127.1 E   985   45    45
04 AUG 17 1200  26.3 N  126.3 E   980   55    50
04 AUG 17 1800  27.6 N  125.4 E   975   60    60
04 AUG 18 0000  28.5 N  125.2 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 18 0600  30.1 N  125.3 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 18 1200  31.2 N  126.3 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 18 1800  33.1 N  127.7 E   975   65    60
04 AUG 19 0000  35.6 N  129.4 E   970   60    65  Brushing South Korea
04 AUG 19 0600  37.6 N  132.3 E   970   55    65
04 AUG 19 1200  39.8 N  136.0 E   970   50    65
04 AUG 19 1800  40.6 N  139.1 E   980         55  JMA warnings
04 AUG 20 0000  41.2 N  141.4 E   980         55  Xtrop/Over N. Honshu
04 AUG 20 0600  41.6 N  145.8 E   985         50
04 AUG 20 1200  42.0 N  152.0 E   984         50
04 AUG 20 1800  42.0 N  154.0 E   984         50
04 AUG 21 0000  43.0 N  156.0 E   984         50
04 AUG 21 0600  44.0 N  160.0 E   986         50
04 AUG 21 1200  44.0 N  164.0 E   986         45
04 AUG 21 1800  44.0 N  169.0 E   988         45
04 AUG 22 0000  44.0 N  170.0 E   990         45
04 AUG 22 0600  42.0 N  174.0 E   992         40

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

========================================================
== Typhoon 18W/MEGI/0415/0416/LAWIN (Aug 14-20, 2004) ==
========================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 18W (MEGI)                    65
JMA        Severe Typhoon 0415 (MEGI)            65
PAGASA     Tropical Storm LAWIN                  40*
NMCC       Typhoon 0416 (MEGI)                   65
HKO        Typhoon MEGI (0415)                   --#
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0415 (MEGI)          --$

Note 1 (*): The MSW is merely the "peak" value based on the limited
warnings released only when the storm was travelling within the
restricted AOR, so it may have not been the real peak.

Note 2 (#): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this typhoon,
which remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

Note 3 ($): CWB data was insufficient for me when I was away in Shanghai.

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Storm Name: CHABA                 Cyclone Number: 19W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0416

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 18 1800  11.7 N  163.2 E  1002   30    30
04 AUG 19 0000  12.2 N  162.3 E  1002   30    30
04 AUG 19 0600  12.9 N  161.4 E  1000   40    30
04 AUG 19 1200  13.6 N  160.4 E   996   45    35
04 AUG 19 1800  13.6 N  159.2 E   990   50    45
04 AUG 20 0000  13.7 N  158.0 E   990   60    45
04 AUG 20 0600  14.5 N  157.0 E   990   60    45
04 AUG 20 1200  14.6 N  155.4 E   985   65    50
04 AUG 20 1800  14.8 N  154.1 E   985   65    50
04 AUG 21 0000  14.7 N  153.2 E   985   70    50  JMA: 14.5N/152.8E
04 AUG 21 0600  14.3 N  151.9 E   985   70    50  
04 AUG 21 1200  14.1 N  150.3 E   975   75    60
04 AUG 21 1800  14.4 N  148.8 E   960   90    75
04 AUG 22 0000  14.0 N  147.4 E   960   95    75
04 AUG 22 0600  14.4 N  146.3 E   950  110    80
04 AUG 22 1200  14.4 N  145.4 E   930  125   100
04 AUG 22 1800  14.8 N  144.8 E   920  155   105
04 AUG 23 0000  15.2 N  143.6 E   920  155   105
04 AUG 23 0600  15.6 N  142.9 E   915  155   105
04 AUG 23 1200  16.3 N  142.1 E   915  155   105
04 AUG 23 1800  16.9 N  141.2 E   915  150   105
04 AUG 24 0000  17.4 N  140.2 E   915  150   105
04 AUG 24 0600  18.0 N  139.6 E   910  150   110
04 AUG 24 1200  18.5 N  139.1 E   910  140   110
04 AUG 24 1800  19.4 N  138.7 E   910  150   110
04 AUG 25 0000  20.3 N  138.2 E   910  150   110
04 AUG 25 0600  21.2 N  137.6 E   910  145   110
04 AUG 25 1200  22.0 N  137.1 E   910  145   110
04 AUG 25 1800  22.7 N  136.6 E   910  145   110
04 AUG 26 0000  23.4 N  136.2 E   915  140   105
04 AUG 26 0600  24.1 N  135.7 E   920  125   100
04 AUG 26 1200  24.8 N  135.2 E   925  115    95
04 AUG 26 1800  25.7 N  135.1 E   930  110    95
04 AUG 27 0000  26.1 N  134.9 E   930  105    95
04 AUG 27 0600  26.6 N  134.5 E   930  100    95
04 AUG 27 1200  26.8 N  134.3 E   930  100    95
04 AUG 27 1800  27.1 N  134.2 E   935  115    90
04 AUG 28 0000  27.2 N  133.8 E   935  115    90
04 AUG 28 0600  27.3 N  133.6 E   935  115    90
04 AUG 28 1200  27.7 N  132.7 E   940  110    85
04 AUG 28 1800  27.8 N  132.1 E   940  110    85
04 AUG 29 0000  28.2 N  131.3 E   940  105    85
04 AUG 29 0600  28.8 N  130.5 E   940  100    85
04 AUG 29 1200  29.4 N  130.0 E   940   95    85
04 AUG 29 1800  30.2 N  129.7 E   945   90    85
04 AUG 30 0000  31.5 N  130.2 E   950   85    80  Extreme SE Kyushu
04 AUG 30 0600  33.3 N  131.3 E   965   80    70  Northern Kyushu
04 AUG 30 1200  35.0 N  133.0 E   970   65    65  SW Honshu
04 AUG 30 1800  37.1 N  135.8 E   975   60    60  Over Sea of Japan
04 AUG 31 0000  39.8 N  139.1 E   975   55    60  Near Northern Honshu
04 AUG 31 0600  43.1 N  143.6 E   975   50    55  JMA: 43.1N/142.4E
04 AUG 31 1200  46.0 N  145.0 E   976         55  Xtrop/JMA warnings
04 AUG 31 1800  48.0 N  145.0 E   976         55
04 SEP 01 0000  50.0 N  145.0 E   980         45
04 SEP 01 0600  51.0 N  145.0 E   976         45
04 SEP 01 1200  51.0 N  146.0 E   982         40
04 SEP 01 1800  52.0 N  146.0 E   984         35
04 SEP 02 0000  53.0 N  146.0 E   986         35
04 SEP 02 0600  54.0 N  146.0 E   988         35
04 SEP 02 1200  55.0 N  146.0 E   990         35
04 SEP 02 1800  56.0 N  148.0 E   990         35
04 SEP 03 0000  56.0 N  148.0 E   990         25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

=========================================================
== Super Typhoon 19W/CHABA/0416/0417 (Aug 18-31, 2004) ==
=========================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Super Typhoon 19W (CHABA)             155
JMA        Violent Typhoon 0416 (CHABA)          110
NMCC       Typhoon 0417 (CHABA)                  130
HKO        Typhoon CHABA (0416)                  ---*
CWB        Severe Typhoon 0416 (CHABA)           110

Note 1: In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on the
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the storm was finally classified as a tropical system by whatever TCWC.
(In this regard, JMA was the TCWC that took the lead in upgrading 19W
to TD status on the 18th, while NMCC still classified it as a tropical
system on the 31th.)

Note 2 (*): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this typhoon,
which remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

*************************************************************************

Storm Name: AERE                  Cyclone Number: 20W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: MARCE       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0417

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 19 0600  11.8 N  138.9 E  1000         30  JMA warning
04 AUG 19 1200  12.3 N  136.3 E  1000   25    30  JMA: 12.5N/137.4E
04 AUG 19 1800  13.0 N  135.8 E   998   30    30  JMA: 12.7N/136.4E
04 AUG 20 0000  13.6 N  135.3 E   996   35    35
04 AUG 20 0600  15.2 N  135.9 E   996   35    35
04 AUG 20 1200  15.6 N  135.3 E   992   45    45
04 AUG 20 1800  16.8 N  134.6 E   990   55    45
04 AUG 21 0000  17.5 N  134.0 E   985   55    50
04 AUG 21 0600  18.5 N  132.9 E   980   65    55
04 AUG 21 1200  19.0 N  131.6 E   980   65    55  
04 AUG 21 1800  19.5 N  130.7 E   975   65    60
04 AUG 22 0000  20.2 N  129.8 E   975   65    60
04 AUG 22 0600  20.9 N  128.7 E   975   65    60
04 AUG 22 1200  21.4 N  127.8 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 22 1800  22.1 N  126.9 E   970   65    65
04 AUG 23 0000  23.0 N  126.2 E   970   55    65
04 AUG 23 0600  23.3 N  125.3 E   965   65    70
04 AUG 23 1200  23.6 N  124.9 E   965   65    70
04 AUG 23 1800  24.4 N  124.6 E   960   75    75
04 AUG 24 0000  24.8 N  123.9 E   960   75    75
04 AUG 24 0600  25.3 N  123.5 E   955   80    80
04 AUG 24 1200  25.5 N  123.1 E   955   85    80
04 AUG 24 1800  25.6 N  122.1 E   960   85    75
04 AUG 25 0000  25.4 N  121.6 E   960   80    75  N. tip of Taiwan
04 AUG 25 0600  25.6 N  120.5 E   965   75    70
04 AUG 25 1200  25.3 N  119.2 E   975   65    60  On coast of China
04 AUG 25 1800  24.6 N  118.0 E   985   65    50  Inland
04 AUG 26 0000  23.7 N  116.9 E   990   55    35
04 AUG 26 0600  23.5 N  116.6 E   992   45    30
04 AUG 26 1200  23.8 N  115.6 E   992   30    25
04 AUG 26 1800  23.0 N  114.0 E   992         25
04 AUG 27 0000  23.0 N  114.0 E   994         25
04 AUG 27 1200  22.0 N  113.0 E   994         25
04 AUG 28 0600  22.0 N  112.0 E   996         25
04 AUG 28 1200  21.0 N  110.0 E   996         25
04 AUG 28 1800  21.0 N  111.0 E   996         25
04 AUG 29 1800  21.0 N  110.0 E   996         25
04 AUG 30 1800  21.0 N  108.0 E  1000         25
04 AUG 31 0000  21.0 N  108.0 E  1002         25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

========================================================
== Typhoon 20W/AERE/0417/0418/MARCE (Aug 18-31, 2004) ==
========================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 20W (AERE)                    85
JMA        Severe Typhoon 0417 (AERE)            80
PAGASA     Typhoon MARCE                         65*
NMCC       Typhoon 0418 (AERE)                   80
HKO        Typhoon AERE (0417)                   80
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0417 (AERE)          75

Note 1: In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on the
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the system was finally ranked as a TD by whatever TCWC.  (In this regard,
JMA was the TCWC that took the lead in upgrading 20W to TD status on the
18th.  It was also the agency that classified the system as a TD for the
last time on the 31th.)

Note 2 (*): The MSW is merely the "peak" value based on the limited
warnings released only when the storm was travelling within the
restricted AOR, so it may have not been the real peak.

*************************************************************************

Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 21W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: None

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 26 0000  13.3 N  151.5 E  1008         30  JMA warning
04 AUG 26 0600  13.3 N  152.4 E  1004   25    30  JMA: 13.4N/150.8E
04 AUG 26 1200  13.8 N  150.4 E  1004   30    30
04 AUG 26 1800  14.0 N  150.9 E  1002   35    30  JMA: 13.7N/150.0E
04 AUG 27 0000  14.1 N  150.2 E  1000   35    30  JMA: 14.1N/149.3E
04 AUG 27 0600  14.1 N  149.8 E  1004   35    25  JMA: 14.0N/149.0E
04 AUG 27 1200  14.9 N  149.0 E  1008   30    25  JMA: 14.0N/148.0E
04 AUG 27 1800  15.6 N  147.9 E         30
04 AUG 28 0000  16.1 N  146.4 E  1008   25    25
04 AUG 28 0600  16.1 N  145.6 E  1006   20    25
04 AUG 28 1200  16.0 N  146.0 E  1008         25  JMA warnings
04 AUG 28 1800  14.0 N  145.0 E  1006         25
04 AUG 29 0000  15.0 N  145.0 E  1008         25
04 AUG 29 0600  15.0 N  144.0 E  1006         25
04 AUG 30 0000  16.0 N  140.0 E  1008         25
04 AUG 30 0600  15.0 N  136.0 E  1006         25
04 AUG 30 1200  16.0 N  135.0 E  1006         25
04 AUG 30 1800  15.0 N  134.0 E  1006         25
04 AUG 31 0000  15.0 N  133.0 E  1008         20

Note: JMA maintained this system as a low-pressure area in their High
Seas bulletins through 1800 UTC on 1 September, at which time it was
located near 17N/124E.   Following is the MSW comparison table compiled
and sent by Huang Chunliang:

==========================================
== Tropical Storm 21W (Aug 25-30, 2004) ==
==========================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Tropical Storm 21W                    35
JMA        Tropical Depression                   30+
CWB        Tropical Depression                   --+

Note 1: In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on the
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the system was finally ranked as a TD by whatever TCWC. (In this regard,
JMA was the TCWC that took the lead in upgrading 21W to TD status on
the 25th.  It also was the agency that classified the system as a TD for
the last time on the 30th.)

Note 2: CWB normally doesn't make any wind estimations for tropical
depressions.

Note 3 (+): Both JMA & CWB at one time or another forecast the TD to
intensify into a TS, which never materialized, though.

*************************************************************************

Storm Name: SONGDA                Cyclone Number: 22W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: NINA        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0418

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

04 AUG 27 0600  10.7 N  168.1 E  1004         30
04 AUG 27 1200  10.7 N  166.8 E  1004   25    30
04 AUG 27 1800  11.2 N  165.6 E  1002   35    30
04 AUG 28 0000  11.4 N  164.9 E   998   40    35
04 AUG 28 0600  11.9 N  164.1 E   992   55    40
04 AUG 28 1200  12.3 N  163.1 E   985   60    50
04 AUG 28 1800  12.8 N  161.6 E   980   60    55
04 AUG 29 0000  13.2 N  160.2 E   980   60    55
04 AUG 29 0600  13.8 N  158.7 E   980   70    55
04 AUG 29 1200  14.3 N  157.2 E   980   70    55
04 AUG 29 1800  14.6 N  155.7 E   980   70    55
04 AUG 30 0000  14.9 N  154.3 E   975   75    60
04 AUG 30 0600  15.5 N  152.8 E   975   75    60
04 AUG 30 1200  15.6 N  151.4 E   970   85    65
04 AUG 30 1800  16.0 N  150.5 E   960   95    75
04 AUG 31 0000  16.3 N  149.5 E   945  105    85
04 AUG 31 0600  16.6 N  148.5 E   935  120    90
04 AUG 31 1200  17.4 N  147.5 E   935  125    90
04 AUG 31 1800  17.8 N  146.7 E   935  130    90
04 SEP 01 0000  18.4 N  146.3 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 01 0600  19.6 N  145.4 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 01 1200  20.2 N  143.5 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 01 1800  20.8 N  142.3 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 02 0000  21.1 N  141.1 E   935  120    90
04 SEP 02 0600  21.7 N  139.9 E   935  110    90
04 SEP 02 1200  21.9 N  138.4 E   940  105    85
04 SEP 02 1800  21.9 N  137.4 E   940  110    85
04 SEP 03 0000  22.0 N  136.3 E   945  110    85
04 SEP 03 0600  22.3 N  135.2 E   945  115    85
04 SEP 03 1200  22.4 N  134.0 E   940  120    85
04 SEP 03 1800  22.6 N  133.2 E   940  120    85
04 SEP 04 0000  23.2 N  132.1 E   940  120    85
04 SEP 04 0600  23.9 N  131.4 E   935  120    90
04 SEP 04 1200  24.5 N  130.5 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 04 1800  25.0 N  129.7 E   935  125    90
04 SEP 05 0000  25.5 N  129.1 E   935  120    90
04 SEP 05 0600  26.3 N  128.3 E   935  115    90  Over Okinawa
04 SEP 05 1200  27.0 N  127.9 E   925  110    90
04 SEP 05 1800  27.6 N  127.3 E   935  110    85
04 SEP 06 0000  28.3 N  127.0 E   940  100    80
04 SEP 06 0600  29.3 N  126.9 E   940   95    80
04 SEP 06 1200  29.9 N  127.2 E   940   90    80
04 SEP 06 1800  31.0 N  128.0 E   945   90    80
04 SEP 07 0000  32.3 N  129.2 E   945   90    80  Near NW Kyushu
04 SEP 07 0600  35.2 N  132.3 E   950   85    80  Southern Honshu
04 SEP 07 1200  38.7 N  136.0 E   960   70    70  Over Sea of Japan
04 SEP 07 1800  42.1 N  140.9 E   975   45    55  JMA: 41.7N/139.4E
04 SEP 08 0000  43.6 N  140.4 E   970         55  JMA warnings
04 SEP 08 0600  46.0 N  142.0 E   960         55  Extratropical
04 SEP 08 1200  48.0 N  146.0 E   968         55
04 SEP 08 1800  50.0 N  150.0 E   974         50
04 SEP 09 0000  52.0 N  154.0 E   974         45
04 SEP 09 0600  53.0 N  158.0 E   976         45
04 SEP 09 1200  53.0 N  162.0 E   978         45
04 SEP 09 1800  54.0 N  166.0 E   980         45
04 SEP 10 0000  54.0 N  169.0 E   984         40
04 SEP 10 0600  53.0 N  172.0 E   986         40
04 SEP 10 1200  53.0 N  178.0 E   988         40
04 SEP 10 1800  54.0 N  179.0 W   988         40
04 SEP 11 0000  53.0 N  178.0 W   988         35

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

==================================================================
== Super Typhoon 22W/SONGDA/0418/0419/NINA (Aug 26-Sep 8, 2004) ==
==================================================================

TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Super Typhoon 22W (SONGDA)            130
JMA        Very Severe Typhoon 0418 (SONGDA)      90
PAGASA     Typhoon NINA                           85*
NMCC       Typhoon 0419 (SONGDA)                 120
HKO        Typhoon SONGDA (0418)                 ---#
CWB        Severe Typhoon 0418 (SONGDA)          100

Note 1: In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on the
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the storm was finally classified as a tropical system by whatever TCWC.
(In this regard, JMA was the TCWC that took the lead in upgrading 22W to
TD status on the 18th, while both JMA & NMCC declared it extratropical
at 08/0600 UTC.)

Note 2 (*): The MSW is merely the "peak" value based on the limited
warnings released only when the storm was travelling within the
restricted AOR, so it may have not been the real peak.

Note 3 (#): HKO never issued any real-time warnings on this typhoon,
which remained outside their AOR throughout its life.

*************************************************************************
*************************************************************************

             !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     To repeat the caveat which is included in the Author's Note
  at the end of the cyclone summaries--the tropical cyclone tracks
  I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/advisories/
  advices/bulletins which are issued by the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     http://199.10.200.33/jtwc.html>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph>
    http://mpittweather.com>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              [email protected]


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          [email protected] 
                            [email protected]

  Huang Chunliang           [email protected]

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Document: trak0408.htm
Updated: 17th May, 2005

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