A tropical disturbance formed south of Mexico on August 8th.
The system moved west-northwest,
but contained multiple centers of circulation. By the morning of the 10th, one center became dominant,
and the system had organized into a tropical depression to the south-southeast of Baja California. An
upper level low moving west of Baja California steered Ileana to the northwest, and the system strengthened
into a tropical storm on the morning of the 11th and a hurricane on the afternoon of the 12th. Moving over
cooler waters soon afterwards, Ileana weakened back into a tropical storm that night and a tropical depression
early on the morning of the 14th. By that afternoon, the system was a swirl of low cloudiness, and it dissipated
as a tropical cyclone. Below is its track, provided by the National Hurricane Center.
information for Mexico was obtained from the Comision Nacional del
Agua, the parent
agency of Mexico's national weather service.