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Northern Hemisphere 2000 Tropical Cyclone Season Review
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

               A REVIEW OF THE 2000 TROPICAL CYCLONE SEASON

                       FOR THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE


     Following is a tabular summary of all the tropical depressions,
  tropical storms, hurricanes, and typhoons which occurred in the
  Northern Hemisphere between 1 January and 31 December 2000, as
  reported in the Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Summaries prepared
  by the author.

    (1) Number - this is the cyclone warning number assigned by either
                 TPC/NHC, CPHC in Honolulu, or JTWC.  If neither of these
                 agencies issued any warnings, no number will be given.

    (2) Name - the name (if any) assigned by either TPC/NHC, CPHC, or
               JTWC (and PAGASA for Western North Pacific systems in 
               their area of warning responsibility).    Greek letter
               names were assigned to certain systems by the author
               for purposes of discussion in the monthly summaries.

    (3) Dates - range of dates for which tracking information for the 
                cyclone is available in the Global Tropical Cyclone
                Tracks files prepared by the author.

    (4) Pressure - Lowest central pressure (either estimated or recorded)
                   during the lifetime of the cyclone.  For Atlantic and
                   Northeastern Pacific systems these will be the values
                   reported in operational advisories from TPC/NHC or
                   CPHC.  For Northwest Pacific systems the central
                   pressure estimates are taken from advisories issued by
                   the Japanese Meteorological Agency.  An asterisk (*)
                   following the pressure indicates the reading was an
                   actual measured pressure normally obtained by a drop-
                   sonde released during an aerial reconnaissance
                   flight.    Central pressure is given in millibars,
                   which is numerically equivalent to hectopascals.

    (5) MSW - maximum 1-minute average sustained windspeed in knots.
              For the Northwestern Pacific and North Indian Ocean
              basins, these will be the highest value assigned
              operationally by JTWC.  For the Atlantic and Northeastern
              Pacific basins, the MSW values are taken from the
              official tropical cyclone reports prepared by the
              TPC/NHC Hurricane Specialists and which are available
              on TPC/NHC's website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov> .

    (6) Basins - tropical cyclone basins where the cyclone tracked during
                 its life:

                 ATL - North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
                 NEP - North Pacific east of Longitude 180
                 NWP - North Pacific west of Longitude 180
                       (including South China Sea)
                 NIO - Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea

     For tropical systems in the NWP basin, two additional columns of
  information are given:

     (1) The tropical storm serial number assigned by the Japanese
         Meteorological Agency to tropical depressions which are deemed
         to have reached tropical storm intensity.  This does not always
         agree with JTWC's assessment.

     (2) An estimate of the maximum 10-minute average sustained wind.
         These values are taken from either Japan's or Manila's warnings,
         whichever had the higher value.


     A number in parentheses (e.g. (1) ) following an entry refers to
  a note following the entries for the given basin.   A separate table
  is given for each of the four Northern Hemisphere basins.

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                             ATLANTIC BASIN

 NUM  NAME          DATES           CENT PRS   MSW               BASIN
                                      (mb)    (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 --   -----         19-25 May         1012*     30                ATL (1)
 01   -----         07-08 Jun         1008*     25                ATL
 02   -----         23-25 Jun         1008      30                ATL
 03   Alberto       03-23 Aug          950     110                ATL
 04   -----         04-11 Aug         1009*     30                ATL
 --   "Lambda"      11-13 Aug         1006      35                ATL (2)
 05   Beryl         13-15 Aug         1007*     45                ATL
 06   Chris         17-19 Aug         1008      35                ATL
 07   Debby         19-24 Aug          993*     75                ATL
 --   -----         28-31 Aug         1005      35                ATL (3)
 08   Ernesto       01-03 Sep         1008      35                ATL
 09   -----         08-09 Sep         1009      30                ATL
 10   Florence      10-17 Sep          985      70                ATL
 11   Gordon        14-21 Sep          981*     70                ATL
 12   Helene        15-25 Sep          986      60                ATL
 13   Isaac         21 Sep-01 Oct      943     120                ATL
 14   Joyce         25 Sep-02 Oct      975      80                ATL
 15   Keith         28 Sep-06 Oct      939*    120                ATL
 --   -----         30 Sep-04 Oct      987      40                ATL (3)
 16   Leslie        04-10 Oct         1003*     40                ATL (4)
 17   Michael       15-20 Oct          979*     85                ATL
 18   Nadine        19-22 Oct          999      50                ATL
 --   -----         25-29 Oct          978      55                ATL (5)

 NOTES:

 (1) Information on this system was supplied by Michael Pitt and David
     Roth.   David classified this system as a subtropical depression.

 (2) This system was included in the August summary based on a Dvorak
     rating of T2.0 from SAB and a peripheral ship report of 35 kts
     which suggested that it might be given some consideration for later
     inclusion as a tropical depression or storm.   However, it now
     appears unlikely that this system will qualify as an unnamed
     tropical storm.

 (3) These systems had some hybrid characteristics and could possibly be
     added to the Best Track file as subtropical storms pending a
     complete review of all available data.  Tracks upon which the above
     information was based were supplied by David Roth.

 (4) Before being upgraded to TS Leslie, operational advisories were
     issued on this system as Subtropical Depression #1.

 (5) This storm system was treated operationally as a non-tropical storm,
     but has since been officially reclassified as a subtropical storm
     and will be added to the Best Tracks database.

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                         NORTHEAST PACFICIC BASIN

 NUM  NAME          DATES           CENT PRS   MSW               BASIN
                                      (mb)    (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 01E  Aletta        22-28 May          970      90                NEP
 02E  Bud           13-17 Jun          994      45                NEP
 03E  Carlotta      18-25 Jun          932     135                NEP
 04E  -----         06-07 Jul         1007      25                NEP
 01C  Upana/Chanchu 20-30 Jul          994      40 (1)            NEP/NWP
 05E  -----         22-23 Jul         1005      30                NEP
 06E  Daniel        23 Jul-05 Aug      954     110                NEP
 07E  Emilia        26-30 Jul          994      55                NEP
 08E  Fabio         03-08 Aug         1000      45                NEP
 09E  Gilma         05-11 Aug          984      70                NEP
 10E  Hector        10-16 Aug          983      70                NEP
 11E  Ileana        13-17 Aug          991      60                NEP
 16W  Wene          15-17 Aug         1002      45 (2)            NWP/NEP
 ---  "Mu"          26 Aug-02 Sep      ---      40                NEP (3)
 12E  John          28 Aug-01 Sep      994      60                NEP
 13E  Kristy        31 Aug-03 Sep     1004      35                NEP
 14E  Lane          05-14 Sep          967      85                NEP
 15E  Miriam        15-17 Sep         1004      35                NEP
 16E  Norman        20-22 Sep          998      45                NEP
 17E  Olivia        02-10 Oct          994      55                NEP
 18E  Paul          25-29 Oct         1003      40                NEP
 19E  Rosa          03-08 Nov          993      55                NEP

 NOTES:

 (1) TS Upana weakened in the Central Pacific and warnings were dropped
     by CPHC.  The remnant disturbance eventually moved across the Date-
     line into the NWP where it re-intensified.  JTWC referred to the
     system as 12W and it was named TS Chanchu (0007) by JMA.  The
     highest 10-min avg winds assigned by JMA were 35 kts.

 (2) System formed just west of (practically straddling) the Dateline and
     was numbered 16W by JTWC.  By the time the second warning was issued
     the center was just east of the Dateline and remained in the NEP
     basin for the remainder of its life.

 (3) No warnings were issued on this system by CPHC.  Its inclusion here
     is based solely upon information supplied by Mark Lander.

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                         NORTHWEST PACFICIC BASIN

 JTWC    NAME(S)      JMA     DATES         CENT    MSW   MSW    BASIN
 NUM                TROP STM                PRS    1-MIN 10-MIN
                      NUM                   (mb)   (kts) (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 01W  Damrey/Asiang   0001  05-12 May        930    155    90     NWP
 02W  Longwang/Biring 0002  17-20 May        992     40    45     NWP
 03W  Konsing         ----  20-22 May       1002     30    30     NWP
 04W  -----           ----  30 May-01 Jun    ---     30    --     NWP
 ---  "Kappa"               01-05 Jul        ---     40    --     NWP (1)
 05W  Kirogi/Ditang   0003  02-08 Jul        940    115    90     NWP
 06W  Kai-tak/Edeng   0004  03-11 Jul        960     75    75     NWP
 07W  Gloring         ----  11-15 Jul       1000     25    30     NWP
 08W  -----           ----  16-17 Jul        996     25    30     NWP
 09W  Tembin          0005  17-23 Jul        992     45    40     NWP
 10W  Bolaven/Huaning 0006  20-31 Jul        980     50    55     NWP (2)
 13W  Jelawat         0008  30 Jul-11 Aug    940    125    85     NWP (3)
 14W  -----           ----  06-12 Aug       1012     30    30     NWP (4)
 15W  Ewiniar         0009  09-19 Aug        965     75    70     NWP
 17W  -----           ----  17-19 Aug        ---     25    --     NWP
 18W  Bilis/Isang     0010  18-24 Aug        915    140   110     NWP
 ---  -----           ----  19-20 Aug       1000     --    30     NWP (5)
 19W  Kaemi           0011  20-23 Aug        985     45    45     NWP
 20W  Prapiroon/ (6)  0012  25 Aug-01 Sep    965     75    70     NWP
 21W  Maria           0013  28 Aug-01 Sep    985     55    40     NWP
 22W  Saomai/Osang    0014  02-18 Sep        925    140   100     NWP
 23W  Wukong/Maring   0016  02-10 Sep        955     95    75     NWP
 24W  Bopha/Ningning  0015  05-12 Sep        985     55    50     NWP
 ---  "Nu"            ----  13-18 Sep        ---     45    --     NWP (1)
 25W  Sonamu          0017  14-21 Sep        975     75    55     NWP
 26W  Shanshan        0018  17-27 Sep        930    135    95     NWP
 27W  -----           ----  28-30 Sep       1008     35    30     NWP
 28W  -----           ----  06-14 Oct        998     40    30     NWP
 ---  "Xi"            ----  15-19 Oct        ---     40    --     NWP (1)
 29W  Yagi/Paring     0019  21-28 Oct        975    105    65     NWP
 30W  Xangsane/Reming 0020  25 Oct-02 Nov    965     90    75     NWP
 31W  Bebinca/Seniang 0021  31 Oct-08 Nov    970     90    70     NWP
 32W  -----           ----  08-09 Nov       1004     30    30     NWP
 33W  Rumbia/Toyang   0022  27 Nov-08 Dec    985     55    55     NWP
 ---  Ulpiang         ----  06-08 Dec        ---     --    30     NWP (7)
 34W  Soulik/Welpring 0023  28 Dec-05 Jan    945    115    80     NWP

 NOTES:

 (1) No warnings were issued on these systems by any warning agency.
     Their inclusion here is based solely upon information supplied by
     Mark Lander.

 (2) At one point this system weakened and warnings were dropped by JTWC.
     When re-intensification occurred, JTWC applied the number 11W to
     the rejuvenated depression which was later named TS Bolaven by JMA.
     PAGASA, on the other hand, had named the system Huaning during the
     period it was being referred to as TD-10W by JTWC, and maintained
     bulletins on the system during the time JTWC was not issuing
     warnings.

 (3) Mark Lander provided me with an alternate track for the first part
     of Jelawat's history and assessed the peak 1-min MSW at 130 kts.

 (4) Mark Lander provided me with an alternate track of TD-14W in which
     he assigned a peak 1-min MSW of 50 kts.

 (5) This system was carried as a tropical depression by JMA only.

 (6) The PAGASA name assigned to this system was Lusing.

 (7) PAGASA was the only agency issuing warnings on this system.

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                       NORTH INDIAN OCEAN BASIN

 NUM  NAME          DATES           CENT PRS   MSW               BASIN
                                      (mb)    (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 ---  -----         27-30 Mar          ---      30                NIO
 ---  "Iota"        25 Mar-01 Apr      ---      60                NIO (1)
 ---  -----         22-23 Aug          ---      25                NIO (2)
 01B  -----         15-18 Oct          ---      35                NIO
 02B  -----         26-28 Oct          ---      35                NIO
 03B  -----         26 Nov-06 Dec      ---      65                NIO
 04B  -----         25-28 Dec          ---      65                NIO

 NOTES:

 (1) This is really another and more extended version of the first
     disturbance listed based upon information supplied by Roger
     Edson.    In Roger's opinion, after the initial disturbance had
     weakened, a small, rather intense tropical cyclone rapidly spun up
     and made landfall in southeastern India.  (See the March summary
     for more information on this possible unrecorded tropical storm.)

 (2) This system was a weak depression classified by IMD only.  No track
     was given in the cyclone tracks file for August, but some
     information on the system can be found in the monthly summary for
     August.

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 Prepared by Gary Padgett
 garyp@alaweb.com
 Home: 334-222-5327
 Work: 850-882-2594

Document: summ2000.htm
Updated: 29th December 2006

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