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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks May 2005
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

                GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - MAY 2005


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


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

   Hurricane ADRIAN (01E)                              17 - 20 May

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Storm Name: ADRIAN                Cyclone Number: 01E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAY 17 1800   9.8 N   95.2 W  1005   30
05 MAY 18 0000  10.1 N   94.9 W  1004   35
05 MAY 18 0600  10.5 N   94.4 W  1002   40
05 MAY 18 1200  10.9 N   93.8 W  1000   45
05 MAY 18 1800  10.8 N   92.9 W   997   50
05 MAY 19 0000  11.0 N   92.3 W   997   50
05 MAY 19 0600  11.4 N   91.9 W   997   50
05 MAY 19 1200  12.2 N   91.2 W   997   50
05 MAY 19 1800  12.6 N   90.6 W   982   65        MSW 75 kts at 2100Z
05 MAY 20 0000  13.1 N   90.0 W   985   70
05 MAY 20 0600  13.5 N   89.3 W   987   65        Making landfall
05 MAY 20 1200  14.3 N   88.0 W  1005   35        Inland in El Salvador
05 MAY 20 1500  15.0 N   87.5 W  1007   25        Final advisory

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

   Tropical Depression (CRISING)                       15 - 18 May

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

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAY 15 1200   9.0 N  127.0 E  1008         25  JMA warnings
05 MAY 15 1800   9.4 N  126.8 E  1008         30
05 MAY 16 0000   8.3 N  128.4 E  1004         30
05 MAY 16 0600   8.4 N  128.0 E  1004         30
05 MAY 16 1200   8.5 N  127.5 E  1004         30
05 MAY 16 1800   8.6 N  127.3 E  1004         30
05 MAY 17 0000   8.8 N  127.1 E  1008         30
05 MAY 17 0600   9.1 N  127.0 E  1008         30
05 MAY 17 1200   9.2 N  126.8 E  1008         30
05 MAY 17 1800   8.0 N  126.0 E  1008         20
05 MAY 18 0000   8.0 N  126.0 E  1010         20
05 MAY 18 0600   9.0 N  127.0 E  1008         20

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

=======================================================
== Tropical Depression 96W/CRISING (May 15-17, 2005) ==
=======================================================

TCWC       STORM ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
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JMA        Tropical Depression                   30
PAGASA     Tropical Depression CRISING           30
CWB        Tropical Depression                   --*

Note (*): CWB normally doesn't make any wind estimations for tropical 
depressions.

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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>
    http://www.tropicalcyclone2005.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: trak0505.htm
Updated: 1st June, 2005

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