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November 2009 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 011228
TWSEP 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PST TUE DEC 01 2009
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY DURING THE 2009 EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC
HURRICANE SEASON WAS NEAR NORMAL. A TOTAL OF SEVENTEEN NAMED STORMS
FORMED...OF WHICH SEVEN BECAME HURRICANES AND FOUR BECAME MAJOR
HURRICANES.  THESE VALUES ARE CLOSE TO THE LONG-TERM AVERAGES OF
ABOUT FIFTEEN TROPICAL STORMS...NINE HURRICANES...AND FOUR MAJOR
HURRICANES. THE ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...A COMBINED MEASURE OF
THE STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...FOR
2009 WAS ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF THE LONG-TERM MEDIAN. THE TOTAL OF
FOUR MAJOR HURRICANES IS THE HIGHEST SINCE 2006...WHICH WAS ALSO
THE LAST TIME AN EL NINO OCCURRED IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC. IN
ADDITION...RICK BECAME THE SECOND STRONGEST EASTERN PACIFIC
HURRICANE...BEHIND ONLY HURRICANE LINDA OF 1997...AND THE STRONGEST
HURRICANE ON RECORD DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...CAN BE FOUND 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                
 H FELICIA           3-11 AUG         145                
TD NINE-E            9-11 AUG          35                
 H GUILLERMO        12-20 AUG         125                
TS HILDA            22-28 AUG          65                
TS IGNACIO          24-27 AUG          50                
 H 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- 3 OCT          45
TS PATRICIA         11-14 OCT          60
 H RICK             15-21 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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