Hurricane Agatha - May 22-29, 1986

A disturbance formed well south of Baja California on May 20th.  Embedded in deep southwesterly flow,
the system slowly organized over warm waters.  By late on the 21st, it became a tropical depression.  Turning
southeast, Agatha became a tropical storm.  Turning north-northeast, the cyclone became a hurricane late on the
25th.  Before striking Mexico, the cyclone turned back to the east and southeast, paralleling the coast of the
country by a degree of latitude.  Weakening on the 26th and 27th, Agatha ultimately regained tropical depression
strength as a tropical disturbance approached from the east.  On the 29th, Agatha was ultimately absorbed by what
became Tropical Depression 2E.  The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Agatha, which used data
from the Comision Nacional del Agua, parent agency of Mexico's National Weather Service.

Agatha (1986) Storm Total Rainfall
Agatha (1986) Storm Total Rainfall Agatha (1986) Storm Total Rainfall