1935 Pacific hurricane season

The 1935 Pacific hurricane season ran through the summer and fall of 1935. 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. This season saw three tropical cyclones and ended early in August.

1935 Pacific hurricane season
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJuly 1, 1935
Last system dissipatedAugust 26, 1935
Strongest storm
 • Lowest pressure1002 mbar (hPa; 29.59 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms5
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
Related articles
Pacific hurricane seasons
1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937

Systems edit

Tropical Storm One edit

A tropical storm caused gales in Manzanillo on July 1.[1]

Tropical Cyclone Two edit

On August 5, a tropical cyclone formed just off the coast of Mexico. It generally moved west-northwest, and was last seen August 9. The storm caused gales, and a ship reported a pressure reading of 29.61 inHg (100.3 kPa).[2]

Tropical Cyclone Three edit

South of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, a tropical cyclone formed on August 17. It remained poorly organized and moved slowly, making landfall on August 20. It had moved back off shore by August 21. It headed northwest, passing west of Cabo San Lucas, and hugged the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula. It rapidly weakened as it headed north, and its remnants made landfall near Point Conception, California, on August 26 and dissipated after that.[2]

The tropical cyclone destroyed many buildings in Salina Cruz on August 20. It also blew down trees and downed power lines. No casualties were reported.[3] The tropical cyclone remnants also caused rainfall of up to 2 inches (51 mm) in parts of California and Arizona.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Hurd, Willis (July 1935). "North Pacific Ocean, July 1935" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. 63 (7): 233. Bibcode:1935MWRv...63..233H. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1935)63<233a:NPOJ>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ a b Hurd, Willis (August 1935). "North Pacific Ocean, August 1935" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. 63 (8): 259. Bibcode:1935MWRv...63..259H. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1935)63<259:NPOA>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. ^ "Hurricane Takes Toll in Mexico". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. 1935-08-21. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  4. ^ Williams, Jack (2005-05-17). "Background: California's tropical storms". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-05-12.