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Re: Tropical Storm Norbert

Posted by D on October 6, 2008, 6:33 pm, in reply to "Re: Tropical Storm Norbert"
Message modified by board administrator October 7, 2008, 6:48 am

A search by hand got these possibilities, judging by the good story of Mokita I would guess it was Lilly. LM had two in the area that year.

Bridgett June 1971

18.60 -103.60 06/17/18Z 45 - TROPICAL STORM
19.50 -104.80 06/18/00Z 25 - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
19.20 -105.40 06/18/06Z 25 - TROPICAL DEPRESSION

Lilly August 1971

18.30 -104.30 08/31/06Z 70 - HURRICANE-1
19.00 -104.70 08/31/12Z 75 - HURRICANE-1
19.50 -104.90 08/31/18Z 25 - TROPICAL DEPRESSION - Data base query using "Place Name" - "Non US Location" - Mexico - Manzanillo - All storms - 100 Nautical mile radius - 1970 to 1975 (use shift to highlight the years you want) - All Months - came up with the same results. Strange to see the Hurricane name of Katrina 1971 in there.

Using "Place Name" - "Non US Location" - Mexico - Cihuatlan - All storms - 50 Nautical mile radius - 1970 to 1975 - All Months - Narrowed the results even more. Cool tool.

Mex- Cihuatlan - All Storms - 25 mile radius - 1971 - All Months - Then zoom in some (actually I could have zoomed in on the first one and gotten this, live and learn). That is the Bay of Tenacatita the red line is going across! Direct hit by Category 1 Hurricane Lilly around 2 pm August 31, 1971. This is what Mokita was talking about.

Or this one - Mexico - Cihuatlan - All storms - 50 Nautical mile radius - All Years - October

Interesting that the Big Hurricane of 1959 looks like it came ashore well North of Manzanillo in this result, more like a direct hit on Cihuatlan. You can - - click here zoom in and see it shows it hitting the Bay of Tenacatita. I assume that someone screwed up on the placement as 1959 was back before satellite stotm tracking.
Now, if we can put this track information over a Google Earth image we could see the exact location of La Manzanilla! LM is covered over on this one by the name tag, but in the image above you can clearly see the Bay of Tenacatita.



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