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

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - OCTOBER 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
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm MATTHEW (14)                         08 - 11 Oct
   Subtropical Storm NICOLE (15)                       10 - 11 Oct

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Storm Name: MATTHEW               Cyclone Number: 14      Basin: ATL


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

04 OCT 08 1800  24.1 N   94.2 W  1001   35
04 OCT 09 0000  24.5 N   93.8 W  1000   40
04 OCT 09 0600  25.3 N   93.2 W  1002   35
04 OCT 09 1200  26.3 N   92.8 W  1003   30
04 OCT 09 1800  26.9 N   92.1 W   997   35
04 OCT 10 0000  27.2 N   91.4 W   998   35
04 OCT 10 0600  28.1 N   91.2 W  1001   35
04 OCT 10 1200  29.4 N   90.9 W  1001   35
04 OCT 10 1500  29.9 N   90.8 W  1001   30        Inland
04 OCT 10 2100  30.7 N   91.0 W  1001   17        HPC advisories
04 OCT 11 0300  31.9 N   91.3 W  1003   17
04 OCT 11 0900  33.8 N   92.3 W  1005   22

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Storm Name: NICOLE                Cyclone Number: 15      Basin: ATL
(System was a subtropical storm throughout its life)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 10 0000  31.0 N   65.0 W  1000   40        OPC warning
04 OCT 10 0600  31.2 N   65.8 W  1000   40        First NHC advisory
04 OCT 10 1200  31.6 N   66.6 W  1002   40
04 OCT 10 1800  32.0 N   66.7 W  1000   40
04 OCT 11 0000  32.8 N   65.6 W   995   40
04 OCT 11 0600  34.2 N   64.2 W   994   40
04 OCT 11 1200  35.6 N   62.0 W   988   40
04 OCT 11 1800  38.5 N   60.5 W   988   45        Final advisory

Note: Nicole apparently merged with a developing extratropical storm to
its north soon after issuance of the final NHC advisory.

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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 KAY (14E)                            04 - 06 Oct
   Tropical Storm LESTER (15E)                         11 - 13 Oct
   Tropical Depression (16E)                           25 - 26 Oct

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Storm Name: KAY                   Cyclone Number: 14E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 04 1800  13.8 N  111.4 W  1006   30
04 OCT 05 0000  14.0 N  112.8 W  1006   30
04 OCT 05 0600  14.1 N  114.0 W  1006   30
04 OCT 05 1200  14.6 N  115.3 W  1003   40
04 OCT 05 1800  15.1 N  116.1 W  1006   30
04 OCT 06 0000  15.4 N  116.7 W  1006   25
04 OCT 06 0600  15.9 N  116.9 W  1007   25
04 OCT 06 1200  16.1 N  117.1 W  1007   25

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Storm Name: LESTER                Cyclone Number: 15E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 11 1800  14.4 N   96.6 W  1006   30
04 OCT 12 0000  14.8 N   97.0 W  1006   30
04 OCT 12 0600  15.0 N   97.7 W  1006   30
04 OCT 12 1200  15.5 N   98.7 W  1006   30
04 OCT 12 1800  16.1 N   99.2 W  1005   30
04 OCT 13 0000  16.5 N   99.8 W  1004   35
04 OCT 13 0600  16.7 N  100.3 W  1000   40
04 OCT 13 1200  16.8 N  100.5 W  1002   45
04 OCT 13 1800  16.5 N  100.8 W  1005   35
04 OCT 13 2100  16.5 N  101.0 W  1005   25        Dissipated

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 16E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 25 1800  22.3 N  108.8 W  1004   30
04 OCT 26 0000  23.8 N  108.5 W  1004   30
04 OCT 26 0600  24.3 N  108.5 W  1005   30
04 OCT 26 1200  25.8 N  108.8 W  1006   20        Inland

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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
                            ---------------

   Super Typhoon MA-ON (26W / 0422 / ROLLY)            03 - 10 Oct
   Typhoon TOKAGE (27W / 0423 / SIONY)                 12 - 23 Oct
   Typhoon NOCK-TEN (28W / 0424 / TONYO)               14 - 27 Oct

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Storm Name: MA-ON                 Cyclone Number: 26W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: ROLLY       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0422

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 03 1200  16.4 N  134.7 E  1002         30  JMA warnings
04 OCT 03 1800  16.4 N  134.6 E  1002         30
04 OCT 04 0000  16.9 N  134.7 E  1000   30    30
04 OCT 04 0600  16.9 N  134.2 E   996   35    40
04 OCT 04 1200  16.8 N  134.2 E   994   35    40
04 OCT 04 1800  17.2 N  134.3 E   994   35    40
04 OCT 05 0000  18.0 N  134.3 E   994   35    40
04 OCT 05 0600  18.9 N  134.6 E   990   45    45
04 OCT 05 1200  19.6 N  134.7 E   990   45    45
04 OCT 05 1800  20.1 N  134.2 E   990   50    45
04 OCT 06 0000  20.5 N  133.4 E   985   55    50
04 OCT 06 0600  20.7 N  132.7 E   980   60    55
04 OCT 06 1200  20.9 N  132.2 E   975   70    60
04 OCT 06 1800  21.4 N  131.7 E   965   75    70
04 OCT 07 0000  21.8 N  131.0 E   955   75    75
04 OCT 07 0600  22.2 N  130.7 E   940   90    90
04 OCT 07 1200  22.8 N  130.6 E   930  115    95
04 OCT 07 1800  23.2 N  130.8 E   920  125   100
04 OCT 08 0000  23.8 N  131.4 E   920  140   100
04 OCT 08 0600  25.0 N  132.2 E   920  140   100
04 OCT 08 1200  27.0 N  133.1 E   920  140   100
04 OCT 08 1800  28.9 N  134.6 E   930  135    95
04 OCT 09 0000  31.5 N  136.0 E   940  115    85
04 OCT 09 0600  34.3 N  138.3 E   940   90    85  Nearing southern Honshu
04 OCT 09 1200  37.0 N  141.5 E   985   75    60  Exiting eastern Honshu
04 OCT 09 1800  39.3 N  145.6 E   992   50    50  JMA: 38.7N/145.1E
04 OCT 10 0000  40.0 N  150.0 E   996         40  JMA warnings/XTROP
04 OCT 10 0600  40.0 N  151.0 E  1004         40
         
Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled by Huang Chunliang:

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== Typhoon 26W/MA-ON/0422/0423/ROLLY (Oct 3-9, 2004) ==
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TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
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JTWC       Super Typhoon 26W (MA-ON)             140
JMA        Very Severe Typhoon 0422 (MA-ON)      100
PAGASA     Typhoon ROLLY                         100*
NMCC       Typhoon 0423 (MA-ON)                  100
HKO        Typhoon MA-ON (0422)                  ---#
CWB        Severe Typhoon 0422 (MA-ON)           105

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.

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.

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Storm Name: TOKAGE                Cyclone Number: 27W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: SIONY       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0423

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 12 0600  13.1 N  149.6 E  1002         30  JMA warning
04 OCT 12 1200  13.6 N  148.3 E  1000   30    30  JMA: 13.4N/147.1E
04 OCT 12 1800  14.0 N  145.4 E   998   35    30
04 OCT 13 0000  14.2 N  143.8 E   994   45    40
04 OCT 13 0600  14.3 N  142.0 E   990   50    45
04 OCT 13 1200  14.1 N  140.3 E   985   60    50
04 OCT 13 1800  13.9 N  139.0 E   980   70    55
04 OCT 14 0000  13.7 N  138.1 E   980   80    55
04 OCT 14 0600  13.7 N  137.5 E   975   80    60
04 OCT 14 1200  13.9 N  136.5 E   970   80    65
04 OCT 14 1800  14.4 N  136.1 E   965   90    70
04 OCT 15 0000  14.8 N  135.6 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 15 0600  15.1 N  134.7 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 15 1200  15.5 N  134.4 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 15 1800  15.8 N  134.1 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 16 0000  16.4 N  134.0 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 16 0600  17.6 N  134.0 E   945  110    85
04 OCT 16 1200  18.3 N  133.1 E   940  120    85
04 OCT 16 1800  18.6 N  132.5 E   940  120    85
04 OCT 17 0000  19.1 N  132.0 E   940  125    85  
04 OCT 17 0600  19.8 N  131.1 E   940  125    85
04 OCT 17 1200  20.1 N  130.1 E   940  115    85
04 OCT 17 1800  20.9 N  129.0 E   940  115    85
04 OCT 18 0000  21.7 N  128.2 E   945  105    80
04 OCT 18 0600  22.2 N  127.5 E   950   95    80
04 OCT 18 1200  23.0 N  126.9 E   950   95    80
04 OCT 18 1800  23.6 N  126.9 E   950   90    80
04 OCT 19 0000  24.8 N  127.2 E   950   80    80
04 OCT 19 0600  25.9 N  127.9 E   950   75    80
04 OCT 19 1200  27.3 N  128.8 E   950   70    80
04 OCT 19 1800  29.0 N  130.4 E   950   65    80
04 OCT 20 0000  31.4 N  132.1 E   950   60    80
04 OCT 20 0600  33.1 N  133.3 E   955   55    75  JMA: 33.4N/133.9E
04 OCT 20 1200  35.8 N  137.1 E   980   40    60  Over central Honshu
04 OCT 20 1800  37.2 N  139.7 E   990   30    50  JMA: 35.8N/139.9E
04 OCT 21 0000  36.0 N  143.0 E   992         50  JMA warnings/XTROP
04 OCT 21 0600  41.0 N  151.0 E   992         50
04 OCT 21 1200  44.0 N  156.0 E   992         50
04 OCT 21 1800  46.0 N  158.0 E   992         45
04 OCT 22 0000  47.0 N  163.0 E   992         45
04 OCT 22 0600  49.0 N  167.0 E   992         45
04 OCT 22 1200  51.0 N  172.0 E   992         45
04 OCT 22 1800  53.0 N  176.0 E   992         40
04 OCT 23 0000  57.0 N  178.0 W   986         40

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

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== Typhoon 27W/TOKAGE/0423/0424/SIONY (Oct 12-20, 2004) ==
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TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
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JTWC       Typhoon 27W (TOKAGE)                  125
JMA        Very Severe Typhoon 0423 (TOKAGE)      85
PAGASA     Typhoon SIONY                          95
NMCC       Typhoon 0424 (TOKAGE)                 100
HKO        Typhoon TOKAGE (0423)                 ---#
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0423 (TOKAGE)         85

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.

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

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Storm Name: NOCK-TEN              Cyclone Number: 28W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: TONYO       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0424

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 14 0000   8.7 N  162.5 E  1008   25    25  JMA: 10.0N/164.0E
04 OCT 14 0600  10.0 N  161.4 E  1004   30    25  JMA: 10.0N/163.0E
04 OCT 14 1200  10.4 N  160.5 E  1002   30    30  JMA: 11.7N/161.7E
04 OCT 14 1800  11.0 N  159.6 E  1002   30    30  JMA: 11.8N/161.7E
04 OCT 15 0000  11.8 N  159.0 E  1002   30    30  JMA: 11.8N/161.4E
04 OCT 15 0600  11.9 N  158.7 E  1002   30    30  JMA: 11.5N/160.0E
04 OCT 15 1200  11.5 N  158.1 E  1002   30    30  JMA: 11.6N/159.3E
04 OCT 15 1800  10.8 N  159.7 E  1000   30    30  JMA: 11.7N/158.5E
04 OCT 16 0000  11.1 N  158.3 E  1000   30    30  JMA: 11.5N/157.5E
04 OCT 16 0600  11.0 N  156.5 E  1000   35    30
04 OCT 16 1200  10.9 N  155.3 E   996   40    35
04 OCT 16 1800  10.3 N  154.9 E   990   45    45
04 OCT 17 0000  10.6 N  154.4 E   990   50    45
04 OCT 17 0600  10.6 N  153.8 E   990   55    45
04 OCT 17 1200  10.8 N  153.2 E   990   60    45
04 OCT 17 1800  10.6 N  152.8 E   990   60    45
04 OCT 18 0000  10.3 N  152.5 E   985   65    50
04 OCT 18 0600  10.2 N  151.8 E   970   75    65
04 OCT 18 1200  10.1 N  150.9 E   965   85    70
04 OCT 18 1800  10.1 N  149.8 E   965   85    70
04 OCT 19 0000   9.8 N  148.5 E   965   85    70
04 OCT 19 0600   9.7 N  148.0 E   965   90    70
04 OCT 19 1200   9.8 N  147.1 E   965   90    70
04 OCT 19 1800  10.2 N  146.0 E   965   90    70
04 OCT 20 0000  10.7 N  145.1 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 20 0600  11.6 N  144.0 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 20 1200  12.1 N  142.6 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 20 1800  12.6 N  141.9 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 21 0000  13.4 N  140.7 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 21 0600  13.7 N  139.2 E   955   95    75
04 OCT 21 1200  14.1 N  138.3 E   960   90    70
04 OCT 21 1800  14.7 N  137.4 E   960   95    70
04 OCT 22 0000  15.3 N  136.5 E   960   95    70
04 OCT 22 0600  15.8 N  135.7 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 22 1200  16.4 N  134.8 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 22 1800  16.9 N  133.8 E   955  100    75
04 OCT 23 0000  17.4 N  132.3 E   945  110    85
04 OCT 23 0600  18.0 N  130.9 E   945  110    85
04 OCT 23 1200  18.6 N  129.3 E   945  105    85
04 OCT 23 1800  19.3 N  127.7 E   945  105    85
04 OCT 24 0000  20.0 N  126.0 E   945  105    85
04 OCT 24 0600  20.6 N  124.5 E   945  105    85
04 OCT 24 1200  21.7 N  123.2 E   950  105    80
04 OCT 24 1800  22.7 N  122.4 E   950  100    80
04 OCT 25 0000  24.2 N  122.3 E   970   90    70
04 OCT 25 0600  25.5 N  122.0 E   985   85    60  Just off NE Taiwan
04 OCT 25 1200  26.1 N  122.1 E   992   65    55
04 OCT 25 1800  27.4 N  123.2 E   994   60    50  JMA: 27.9N/123.8E
04 OCT 26 0000  28.3 N  126.0 E   996         50  JMA warnings
04 OCT 26 0600  29.0 N  130.0 E  1002         45  Extratropical
04 OCT 26 1200  30.0 N  134.0 E  1004         40
04 OCT 26 1800  31.0 N  138.0 E  1006         40
04 OCT 27 0000  31.0 N  142.0 E  1010         35
04 OCT 27 1800  32.0 N  151.0 E  1012         35  No data: 0600 and 1200Z

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

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== Typhoon 28W/NOCK-TEN/0424/0425/TONYO (Oct 14-26, 2004) ==
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TCWC       Storm ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 28W (NOCK-TEN)                110
JMA        Very Severe Typhoon 0424 (NOCK-TEN)    85
PAGASA     Typhoon TONYO                          80
NMCC       Typhoon 0425 (NOCK-TEN)                90
HKO        Typhoon NOCK-TEN (0424)                85
CWB        Moderate Typhoon 0424 (NOCK-TEN)       85

Note: 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.

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NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (NIO) - Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea

                        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.   Occasionally some information may
  have been gleaned from the daily tropical weather outlooks and other
  bulletins issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.
 
     The reported maximum sustained winds are based on a 1-minute
  averaging period, which is used by all U. S. civilian and military
  weather services for tropical cyclone warnings.     For synoptic
  observations in the North Indian Ocean region, both 10-minute and
  3-minute average winds are employed, but IMD makes no attempt to
  modify the Dvorak scale for estimating tropical cyclone intensity;
  hence, a 1-minute average MSW is implied.


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

   Severe Cyclonic Storm ONIL (03A / ARB0402)          01 - 09 Oct

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Storm Name: ONIL                  Cyclone Number: 03A     Basin: NIO
IMD Cyclonic Storm Number: ARB0402

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 01 0000  18.5 N   67.0 E         30        IMD warning
04 OCT 01 1200  20.0 N   66.2 E         30
04 OCT 02 0000  21.0 N   67.0 E         40
04 OCT 02 1200  22.2 N   67.8 E         35
04 OCT 03 0000  23.6 N   69.6 E         20        Inland (see note)
04 OCT 04 1800  21.2 N   67.1 E         25        Relocated
04 OCT 05 1800  19.4 N   67.8 E         25
04 OCT 06 1800  18.6 N   68.1 E         25
04 OCT 07 1800  18.0 N   68.8 E         25
04 OCT 08 1800  19.1 N   68.7 E         25
04 OCT 09 1800  21.0 N   70.1 E         25

Note:  The LLCC of Onil apparently never actually made landfall on the
3rd, but halted right at the coast and then began to drift southwest-
ward.  By the 10th of October the remnants had drifted inland about
190 nm northwest of Mumbai (Bombay), India.   There is also a chance
that Onil was more intense than indicated in the JTWC warnings--SAB
ranked the cyclone at T3.5/3.5 (55 kts) on 1 and 2 October.

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SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN (SWI) - South Indian Ocean West of Longitude 90E


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

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by Meteo France's Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre on Reunion
  Island (MFR), which is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional
  Specialised Meteorological Centre for the basin.  The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from
  JTWC were compared with those from MFR and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


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

   Tropical Depression (MFR-02 / 02S)                  25 - 29 Oct

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 02S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 02

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

04 OCT 25 0600   8.5 S   61.1 E  1004         25  30 kts S semicircle
04 OCT 25 1200   8.4 S   59.9 E  1004         25
04 OCT 25 1800   8.6 S   58.5 E  1001         25
04 OCT 26 0000   8.2 S   57.3 E   999         30
04 OCT 26 0600   8.2 S   56.8 E  1003         25
04 OCT 26 1200   8.4 S   55.4 E  1003         25
04 OCT 26 1800   8.9 S   53.8 E  1002         25
04 OCT 27 0000   8.9 S   52.2 E   996   35    30
04 OCT 27 0600   8.6 S   50.6 E   999         30
04 OCT 27 1200   8.8 S   49.4 E   999   35    30
04 OCT 27 1800   9.2 S   48.2 E   999         30
04 OCT 28 0000   9.5 S   47.2 E   999   35    30
04 OCT 28 0600   9.2 S   45.4 E  1002         30
04 OCT 28 1200   8.4 S   43.8 E  1002   35    30
04 OCT 28 1800   8.3 S   42.9 E  1004         25  30 kts S semicircle
04 OCT 29 0000   8.4 S   41.2 E  1005   25    25
04 OCT 29 0600   7.1 S   39.2 E  1007         25
04 OCT 29 1200   7.1 S   38.1 E  1008         20

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SOUTH PACIFIC (SPA) - South Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 160E


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

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  estimates were taken from warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning
  Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor,
  Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from JTWC were compared with
  those from the Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


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

   Tropical Depression (01F)                           28 - 30 Oct

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA/AUE
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 01F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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04 OCT 28 2100   7.0 S  163.0 E  1003         25
04 OCT 29 0900   7.0 S  164.0 E  1001         25
04 OCT 29 2100   7.0 S  163.0 E  1002         25
04 OCT 30 0600   9.0 S  161.0 E  1003         25
04 OCT 30 1800   9.0 S  159.0 E  1002         25

Note: This tropical LOW drifted westward in the early days of November
into Brisbane's AOR.  That warning centre mentioned the LOW in its daily
tropical weather outlooks for several days but gave no coordinates.

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             !!!!!!  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: trak0410.htm
Updated: 17th May, 2005

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