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Eastern Pacific Tropical Monthly Summary

Active Tropical Systems Basin Outlooks Satellite
June 2013 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011538

800 AM PST SUN NOV 01 2015

For the eastern North Pacific, east of 140 degrees west longitude:

Three named storms formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in
October.  Two of the storms, Olaf and Patricia, became major
hurricanes in the basin, with Patricia becoming the strongest
hurricane on record in either the Atlantic or eastern North Pacific
basins.  Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, two named
storms typically form in the basin in October, with one becoming
a hurricane. A major hurricane forms in October about once every
other year.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the basin so far in 2015 has been above normal. The ACE
through the end of October is about 50 percent higher than the
1981-2010 median value.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at
the website of the National Hurricane Center at

Summary Table

Name                 Dates         Max Wind (mph)
MH  Andres*      28 May-4 Jun          145
MH  Blanca       31 May-9 Jun          140
H   Carlos          10-17 Jun           90
TS  Ela**            8-10 Jul           40***
MH  Dolores         11-18 Jul          130
TS  Enrique*        12-18 Jul           50
TS  Felicia*        23-24 Jul           40
TD  Eight-E*        27-29 Jul           35
H   Guillermo*   29 Jul-7 Aug          110
MH  Hilda            6-14 Aug          140***
TD  Eleven-E        16-18 Aug           35
MH  Ignacio      25 Aug-5 Sep          145***
MH  Jimena      26 Aug-10 Sep          150
TS  Kevin        31 Aug-5 Sep           60
MH  Linda            6-10 Sep          125
TD  Sixteen-E       20-21 Sep           35
H   Marty           26- 1 Oct           80
TS  Nora             9-15 Oct           70
MH  Olaf            15-27 Oct          150***
MH  Patricia        20-24 Oct          200

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.
** Tropical Storm Ela began in the eastern North Pacific basin as
Tropical Depression Four-E and reached tropical storm status after
moving into the central North Pacific basin.
*** Peak intensity reached in the central North Pacific basin.

Hurricane Specialist Unit