Tropical Storm Beatriz (1993)

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Tropical Storm Beatriz
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
Beatriz 93 nearlandfall.jpg
Tropical Storm Beatriz off the coast of Mexico
FormedJune 18, 1993 [2]
DissipatedJune 20, 1993 [1]
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 65 mph (100 km/h)
Lowest pressure995 mbar (hPa); 29.38 inHg
Fatalities6
Damage$1.7 billion (1993 USD)
(Third-costliest East Pacific tropical cyclone on record.)
Areas affectedMexico
Part of the 1993 Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Storm Beatriz of 1993 was a strong tropical storm that made landfall in Mexico during the moderately active 1993 Pacific hurricane season. The storm caused $1.7 billion (1993 USD) in damages throughout Mexico.

Meteorological history[edit]

Map plotting the track and the intensity of the storm, according to the Saffir–Simpson scale

The second named storm of the season originated from a slow-moving area of increasing cloudiness over the Gulf of Tehuantepec on June 14. Moving little, a broad area of low pressure formed within the mass, but the low remained disorganized, although a tropical wave moved through on June 16. However, another tropical wave moved through on June 18, and the area of cloudiness gradually became more concentrated, and post-storm analysis indicated that a tropical depression formed on June 18 near Huatulco, as banding increased. A report of tropical storm-force winds from a ship was issued, and the depression was quickly upgraded to Tropical Storm Beatriz.

Beatriz moved northwest, due to influence from the outflow from the developing Tropical Storm Arlene in the Gulf of Mexico, briefly reaching its peak intensity of 65 mph (105 km/h) on June 19, shortly prior to landfall near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The storm quickly made its landfall in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Beatriz rapidly weakened after landfall, dissipating over the mountainous southwest Mexican terrain, although the remnant cloudiness associated from the storm's circulation spread over portions of the western Gulf of Mexico on June 20. [3]

Impact[edit]

Known Pacific hurricanes with at least $500 million in damage
Storm Season Damage Ref.
Manuel 2013 $4.2 billion [4]
Iniki 1992 $3.1 billion [5]
Beatriz 1993 $1.7 billion [6]
Odile 2014 $1.25 billion [7]
Agatha 2010 $1.1 billion [8]
Willa 2018 $537 million [9][10][11][12]
Paul 1982 $520 million [13][14][15]
Octave 1983 $513 million [16]
Norman 1978 $500 million [17][18]

Beatriz caused extensive damage in southwest Mexico, especially from heavy rains and flooding, with the highest rainfall totals of between five and ten inches occurring in Oaxaca, with even higher totals of 11.97 in (304 mm) and 15.46 in (393 mm) from Las Pilas and Salina Cruz. Six deaths were reported in the Mexican states of Morelos and Veracruz from flooding and downed trees attributed to Beatriz.[3] Total losses from the storm amounted to $1.7 billion (1993 USD; $2.58 billion 2011 USD).[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beatriz 1993 tracking". Storm Pulse. 1993. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03.
  2. ^ "Tropical Storm BEATRIZ tracking". Weather Underground. July 1993.
  3. ^ a b Mayfield, Max (July 31, 1993). "Tropical Storm Beatriz Preliminary Report, Page 1". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Steve Jakubowski; Adityam Krovvidi; Adam Podlaha; Steve Bowen. "September 2013 Global Catasrophe Recap" (PDF). Impact Forecasting. AON Benefield. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Costliest U.S. tropical cyclones tables update (PDF) (Report). United States National Hurricane Center. January 12, 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hurricanes and Typhoons with Economic Losses of One Billion Dollars or More, 1950-2005" (XLS). Earth Policy. 2008.
  7. ^ Albarrán, Elizabeth (2014-12-10). "Aseguradores pagaron 16,600 mdp por daños del huracán Odile" [Insurers paid 16,600 MDP for Hurricane Odile damages]. El Economista (in Spanish). Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Jack L. Beven (January 10, 2011). "Tropical Storm Agatha Tropical Cyclone Report" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "Hay daños evidentes en Lerdo por lluvias" [There is obvious damage in Lerdo due to rain]. El Siglo de Durango (in Spanish). November 3, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Ireri Piña (October 25, 2018). "Necesarios 35 mdp para solventar daños por "Willa"" [35 MDP required to address damages by "Willa"]. Contramuro (in Spanish). Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Guadalupe Martínez (October 30, 2018). "Confirman de manera preliminar daños por 350 MDP en Escuinapa por "Willa"". Reacción Informativa (in Spanish). Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  12. ^ Espinosa, Gabriela (November 11, 2018). "Ascienden a $10 mil millones los daños que causó 'Willa' en Nayarit". La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  13. ^ "Guatemala - Disaster Statistics". Prevention Web. 2008. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  14. ^ "5 day toll in El Salvador, 630 killed, crops, destroyed". Achorage Daily Times. September 23, 1982. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  15. ^ "El Salvador Death Toll hits 565 as more bodies found". September 22, 1982. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  16. ^ Brenda W. Rotzull (October 7, 1983). "Domestic News". United Press International.[clarification needed]
  17. ^ Tucson, Arizona National Weather Service (2008). "Tropical Storm Octave 1983". National Weather Service. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  18. ^ Oard, Michael (March 1, 2015). The New Weather Book (Wonders of Creation). Master Books. p. 54. ISBN 0890518610.
  19. ^ "Hurricanes and Typhoons with Economic Losses of One Billion Dollars or More, 1950-2005" (XLS). Earth Policy. 2008. Retrieved March 6, 1993. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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