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Tropical Storm Douglas

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration July 1 – July 4
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) 1003 mbar (hPa)

A tropical wave exited the coast of Africa on June 19 and failed to organize until entering the Pacific Ocean on June 27. On June 28, deep convection and a broad circulation developed along the wave to the south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. After the circulation organized further while moving to the northwest, the system developed into a tropical depression early on July 1, about 245 nmi (454 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Due to northeasterly wind shear, the elongated center was displaced to the north of the convection. Despite the shear, rainbands developed to the south and west of the storm. The depression continued to become better organized and on July 2, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded it to Tropical Storm Douglas.

Upon being upgraded to a tropical storm, the circulation was located to the northeast of the convection, which gradually weakened over time. Increased shear and cooler waters caused Douglas to deteriorate, and on July 3 it weakened to a tropical depression after the deep convection dissipated. Douglas degenerated into a remnant low early on July 4, the remnant low moved westward for two days before dissipating. Due to the proximity to land, outer rain bands associated with Douglas produced tropical storm force winds in Manzanillo, Mexico. Minor flood damage was reported along the coastline in Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit. Due to the proximity to land, the outerbands of Douglas produced tropical storm force winds in Manzanillo, Mexico. Minor flooding was reported along the coastline in Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit. Moisture associated with Douglas produced light rain over parts of Baja California Sur, with heavier amounts in Todos los Santos.

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