1934 Pacific hurricane season

The 1934 Pacific hurricane season ran through the summer and fall of 1934. Before the satellite age started in the 1960s, data on east Pacific hurricanes was extremely unreliable. Most east Pacific storms were of no threat to land.

1934 Pacific hurricane season
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJuly 8, 1934
Last system dissipatedOctober 16, 1934
Strongest storm
 • Lowest pressure956 mbar (hPa; 28.23 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms4
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
Related articles
Pacific hurricane seasons
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936

Systems edit

Possible Tropical Cyclone One edit

A possible tropical cyclone, with a ship-reported pressure of 29.53 inHg (100.0 kPa), was located southwest of Acapulco from July 8 to 9.[1]

Possible Hurricane Two edit

On July 18, a possible hurricane existed north of Cape Corrientes.[1]

Hurricane Three edit

Somewhere south of Acapulco, a tropical cyclone formed on September 16. It headed along the coast, not strengthening much until September 18. It was a hurricane by September 19. For the next three days, it slowly moved through the area south of the Gulf of California. It had weakened to a depression by September 22, whence it made landfall on the Baja California Peninsula and dissipated. The lowest pressure reported by a ship was 28.82 inHg (97.6 kPa).[2]

This hurricane caused death and destruction throughout the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula. A large number of people were killed, and many were injured. The hurricane left twenty thousand people homeless and reduced to hunger.[3] Damage was particularly heavy in La Paz, Triunfor, San Antonio, San Bartolo, Miraflores, San José del Cabo, and Cabo San Lucas. Electricity and water utilities were severely disrupted. The hurricane destroyed the area's tomato crop, and severely disrupted sugarcane plantations. It also destroyed a recently finished highway between La Paz and San Bartolo, and flooded mines near San Antonio and Triunfo. The total damage was estimated at 500,000,000 pesos (1934 MXP). The Mexican government sent aid to the affected area, along with the International Red Cross.[4]

Hurricane Four edit

On October 14, well off the coast of Mexico, a tropical storm was noticed. It headed north towards the Gulf of California, and dissipated October 16. The cyclone was a hurricane, and a ship reported a pressure of 28.25 inHg (95.7 kPa).[5]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Hurd, Willis (July 1934). "North Pacific Ocean, July 1934" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. 62 (7): 258. Bibcode:1934MWRv...62..258H. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1934)62<258b:NPOJ>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ Hurd, Willis (September 1934). "North Pacific Ocean, September 1934" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. 62 (9): 352. Bibcode:1934MWRv...62..352H. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1934)62<352:NPOS>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. ^ "Many Die as Storm Sweeps Over Mexico". The Pittsburgh Press. 1934-11-26. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  4. ^ "Mexico". The Virgin Islands Daily News. 1934-11-28. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  5. ^ Hurd, Willis (October 1934). "North Pacific Ocean, October 1934" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. 62 (10): 388. Bibcode:1934MWRv...62..388H. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1934)62<388:NPOO>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2011-01-18.