TROPICAL STORM PABLO
A fairly weak tropical wave tracked westward off the coast of Africa into the eastern Atlantic Ocean on October 3. The wave
was observed to had acquired a low level circulation on October 4, and it became Tropical Depression Eighteen at that time
while located about 600 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. After this, further strengthening was slow and tedious,
and the depression finally strengthened into Tropical Storm Pablo by October 5. The movement quickened in pace to the west
after the storm was named, under the influence of strong easterly flow. Under a harsh environment and the increasingly cooler
October waters of the eastern Atlantic, Pablo’s peak intensity was only a pressure of 994 mbar and winds of 55 mph.
After this was obtained, the storm gradually weakened, and was downgraded to a depression by late on October 8 as it entered
an area of increasing wind shear. The depression dissipated quickly by the next advisory when located about 135 miles ESE
of Barbados. Pablo never reached the Lesser Antilles, and did not affect any other land areas; hence no damages or casualties
were reported due to the storm.