Notable Storms of the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season: Hurricane Erick

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

The fifth named storm of the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season would not be an intensely strong hurricane, but would still bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Mexico.

Tropical Depression Five-E was first recognized by the National Hurricane Center on July 4th, 2013. It would become a tropical storm later that day, prompting Tropical Storm Warnings for parts of the southwestern Mexico coastline.

As it became a Hurricane on the morning of July the 6th, those warnings were extended to include parts of Baja California.

Colder water caused the storm to begin to lose strength soon after, but not before bringing several inches of rain to some spots as well as causing potentially dangerous rip currents.

The center of the storm did not make a direct landfall, and would eventually break up near Baja California on July the 9th.

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