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ABPZ30 KNHC 011444
TWSEP 

MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PST MON DEC 1 2014

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

NO TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED IN THE BASIN IN NOVEMBER.  HOWEVER...
VANCE...WHICH FORMED IN LATE OCTOBER...REACHED HURRICANE INTENSITY
EARLY IN NOVEMBER.  THIS IS UNUSUAL...SINCE A HURRICANE FORMS IN
NOVEMBER IN THE BASIN ONLY ABOUT ONCE EVERY SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS
BASED ON A 30-YEAR (1981-2010) CLIMATOLOGY.

OVERALL...THE 2014 SEASON WAS EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE BASIN. TWENTY
NAMED STORMS FORMED...OF WHICH 14 BECAME HURRICANES...AND 8 OF THOSE
REACHED MAJOR HURRICANE STRENGTH IN THE BASIN. IN ADDITION...ONE
UNNAMED DEPRESSION FORMED DURING THE SEASON.  BASED ON A 1981-2010
CLIMATOLOGY...THE SEASONAL ACTIVITY AVERAGES FOR THE BASIN ARE 15
NAMED STORMS...8 HURRICANES...AND 3 OR 4 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR
2014...THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS...HURRICANES...AND MAJOR
HURRICANES WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE.

IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...ACE...WHICH MEASURES THE
COMBINED STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...
ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IN 2014 WAS 43 PERCENT ABOVE THE 1981-2010
AVERAGE VALUE.  THIS IS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST ACE VALUE IN THE BASIN
SINCE RELIABLE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1971.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS...
WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/2014EPAC.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                DATES         MAX WIND (MPH)
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MH AMANDA*         22-29 MAY           155
TS BORIS*            2-4 JUN            45
MH CRISTINA*        9-15 JUN           150
TS DOUGLAS      28 JUN-5 JUL            45
TS ELIDA*       30 JUN-2 JUL            50
TS FAUSTO*           7-9 JUL            45
MH GENEVIEVE   25 JUL-13 AUG**         160
H  HERNAN*         26-29 JUL            75
MH ISELLE       31 JUL-9 AUG**         140
MH JULIO            4-15 AUG**         120
H  KARINA*         13-26 AUG            85
H  LOWELL          18-24 AUG            75
MH MARIE           22-29 AUG           160
MH NORBERT*          2-8 SEP           125
MH ODILE           10-17 SEP           135
TD SIXTEEN-E       11-15 SEP            35
H  POLO            16-22 SEP            75
H  RACHEL          24-30 SEP            85
MH SIMON             1-7 OCT           130
TS TRUDY           17-18 OCT            60
TS VANCE        30 OCT-5 NOV           110
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*   DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE.
**  DATES INCLUDE THE TROPICAL CYCLONE STAGE IN THE CENTRAL
    AND/OR WESTERN PACIFIC BASINS.

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