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October 2009 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011247
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
700 AM PST SUN NOV 01 2009
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY DURING OCTOBER WAS ABOVE AVERAGE WITH
THREE TROPICAL STORMS...ONE OF WHICH STRENGTHENED INTO A MAJOR
HURRICANE. THE LONG-TERM AVERAGES ARE TWO TROPICAL STORMS AND ONE
HURRICANE...WITH A MAJOR HURRICANE OCCURRING ABOUT EVERY OTHER
YEAR. IN TERMS OF THE ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...A COMBINED
MEASURE OF THE STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND
HURRICANES...OCTOBER WAS 59 PERCENT ABOVE THE LONG-TERM MEAN...DUE
IN LARGE PART TO HURRICANE RICK. OF NOTE...RICK BECAME THE SECOND
STRONGEST EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE AFTER HURRICANE LINDA OF 1997
AND THE STRONGEST HURRICANE DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SINCE THE
BEGINNING OF RELIABLE RECORDS.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS...
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/2009EPAC.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                 DATES        MAX WIND (MPH)
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TD ONE-E            18-19 JUN          35                
H  ANDRES           21-24 JUN          80                
TS BLANCA            6-9  JUL          50                
H  CARLOS           10-16 JUL         105                
TS DOLORES          15-17 JUL          50                
TS LANA*         30 JUL-3 AUG          65                
TS ENRIQUE           3-7  AUG          65                
MH FELICIA           4-11 AUG         140                
TD NINE-E            9-11 AUG          35                
MH GUILLERMO        12-20 AUG         125                
TS HILDA            22-28 AUG          65                
TS IGNACIO          24-27 AUG          50                
MH JIMENA        29 AUG-4 SEP         155                
TS KEVIN         29 AUG-1 SEP          50                
H  LINDA             7-11 SEP          80                
TS MARTY            16-19 SEP          45                
TS NORA             23-25 SEP          60
TS OLAF              1-4  OCT          45
TS PATRICIA         11-14 OCT          60
MH RICK             14-21 OCT         180
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*LANA DEVELOPED FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX-E THAT FORMED IN THE
EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN. HOWEVER...IT DID NOT REACH TROPICAL STORM
STRENGTH UNTIL MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN.  THEREFORE IT
WAS GIVEN A NAME FROM THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN LIST OF NAMES.

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