Tropical Storm Kay - September 8-14, 2022
On August 29th, two tropical disturbances formed south of Mexico. While the
western disturbance organized into Tropical Storm
Javier, the eastern disturbance developed slower as it moved south of Mexico.
Conditions aloft were favorable for development,
and Tropical Depression 12-E formed on the 4th, and quickly strengthened into
Tropical Storm Kay. By the 5th, Kay strengthened
into a hurricane while it slowly turned northwest and north towards Baja
California. By the 7th, Kay had made landfall
briefly near Cabo Corrientes, then turned northwest and west north of Baja
California state. At this time, its upper level
circulation separated as the storm spun down, moving up into California.
Kay became a post-tropical cyclone, a remnant low,
during its closest approach to San Diego, then turned southward while it
The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Kay, which used rain gage
information from National Weather Service River
Forecast Centers, National Weather Service Forecast Offices, and CoCoRAHS.