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Storm of the month
Hurricane Carlos was the third named storm of the 2009 Pacific hurricane season.
Tropical Depression Four-E formed on July 10, and was quickly upgraded to Tropical Storm Carlos. On July 11, the storm strengthened into a minimal Category 1 hurricane. Following a series of intensity fluctuations, Carlos peaked as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 mph (165 km/h). The storm subsequently began to weaken, and on July 16, Carlos degenerated into a remnant low. The cyclone had no known effects on land.
Other tropical cyclone activity
There were no new members in July. However, four users re-joined the project after being listed as inactive:
New and improved articles
- There were three new pieces of Featured content: Tropical Depression Ten (2005), Tropical Storm Hermine (1998), and Hurricane Kiko (1989)
- New Good articles include: Meteorological history of Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Linfa (2009), Hurricane Emily (1987), Tropical Depression Fourteen (1987),
- New storm articles include: Tropical Storm Dottie (1976), Hurricane Arlene (1987), Tropical Storm Soudelor (2009), Tropical Storm Hallie (1975)
- New non-storm articles include: Timeline of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season, Effects of Hurricane Hazel in Canada, Meteorological history of Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Georges tornado outbreak
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