Tropical Storm Pablo was the sixteenth named storm of the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season. Pablo formed on October 4 in the open Atlantic Ocean as a Cape Verde hurricane. Pablo was a late-forming Cape Verde storm, since most of the time, conditions are not favorable for the development of tropical cyclones near the Cape Verde Islands during October. Pablo moved west-northwest and dissipated on October 8 while located east of the Windward Islands.
Pablo caused no damage and no deaths.
|Formation||October 4, 1995|
|Dissipation||October 8, 1995|
|Highest winds||60 mph|
|Lowest pressure||994 mbar|
|Part of the||1995 Atlantic hurricane season|
Pablo's origins can be traced back to a tropical wave that exited the coast of Africa on October 3. The wave moved westward across the Atlantic Ocean, acquiring a low-level circulation center on October 4. It became Tropical Depression Eighteen at 1800 UTC that same day while located about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. During the time of formation, the depression was moving westward at a foward speed of 15 to 20 knots. On October 5, the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Pablo. Pablo moved quickly to the west-northwest and then west across the Atlantic Ocean for the next three days under the influence of deep easterlies. On October 6, it is estimated that Pablo reached its peak intensity of 60 mph. Pablo's winds remained near 50 mph until October 8, at which time the cyclone encountered very strong upper-level wind shear and dissipated about 135 miles east-southeast of the island of Barbados.
Lack of Retirement
Because it did not affect land, the name Pablo was not retired in the Spring of 1996 by the World Meteorological Organization. It was not used during the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season, nor was it used during the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. It is on the list of names to be used for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.