Tropical Storm Lorena - October 2-5, 2001
A weak tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa on September
13th. Moving across the deep tropics of the
Atlantic and Caribbean, it passed through Central America on September
27. After emerging into the eastern
Pacific, the system gained convection. By the 30th, a
well-defined low formed and it became a tropical depression.
By the 2nd, it had become a tropical storm well south of Mexico.
The system began to turn to the northeast due
to an upper trough to its northwest. Lorena peaked as a moderate
tropical storm on the 3rd before turning more to
the north and experiencing southwest wind shear. Over the next
day or two, Lorena lost its central thunderstorm
area and devolved into a remnant low just southwest of
Manzanillo. Below is its track, supplied
by the National
graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Lorena, which used
rainfall information from the Comision
Nacional del Agua, which contains Mexico's National Weather
Service. Rainfall amounts were light, as the
system was small and lost its central convection before striking land.