Hurricane Florence - July 24-31, 1973

A disturbed area of weather was seen on satellite imagery on July 25th south of Guatemala.  The system
moved slowly west-northwest, continuing to organize.  Ship reports indicated that the system organized into
a tropical depression that evening, then a tropical storm as it passed south of Acapulco.  Continuing to strengthen,
Florence became a hurricane on the night of the 28th while southwest of Cabo Corrientes.  The hurricane moved into
cooler waters soon afterwards, and began to weaken.  By noon on the 30th, Florence had dissipated as a tropical
cyclone a few hundred miles west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas.  The graphics below show the storm total rainfall
associated with Florence.  Data was acquired from the Comision Nacional del Agua, the parent agency of Mexico's
national weather service.

Florence (1973) Storm Total Rainfall
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