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April 2014 Eastern Pacific Monthly Summary
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ABPZ30 KNHC 010451
TWSEP 
 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
900 PM PST NOV 30 2013
 
FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..
 
ONE TROPICAL CYCLONE...TROPICAL STORM SONIA...FORMED IN THE EASTERN
NORTH PACIFIC BASIN IN NOVEMBER. BASED ON THE 30-YEAR (1981-2010) 
CLIMATOLOGY...A TROPICAL STORM FORMS IN THE BASIN IN NOVEMBER ABOUT
ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS. 

FOR THE 2013 SEASON OVERALL...18 NAMED STORMS FORMED IN THE BASIN...
WITH 8 OF THOSE BECOMING HURRICANES. HOWEVER...ONLY ONE OF THE
HURRICANES REACHED MAJOR HURRICANE STATUS. BASED THE 1981-2010
CLIMATOLOGY...THE SEASONAL ACTIVITY AVERAGES FOR THE BASIN ARE 15
NAMED STORMS...8 HURRICANES...AND 3 OR 4 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR
2013...THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS A LITTLE ABOVE NORMAL...THE
NUMBER OF HURRICANES WAS NEAR NORMAL AND THE NUMBER OF MAJOR
HURRICANES WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED
STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...TROPICAL
CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN FOR 2013 WAS ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE
1981-2010 AVERAGE.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS...
WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/2013EPAC.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                DATES         MAX WIND (MPH)
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TS ALVIN*          15-17 MAY           60
H  BARBARA*        28-30 MAY           80
H  COSME*          23-27 JUN           85
H  DALILA       30 JUN-7 JUL           75
H  ERICK*            4-9 JUL           80
TS FLOSSIE*        25-30 JUL           70
H  GIL          30 JUL-6 AUG           85
H  HENRIETTE        3-11 AUG          105
TS IVO             22-25 AUG           45
TS JULIETTE        28-29 AUG           50
TS KIKO*        31 AUG-2 SEP           75
TS LORENA            5-7 SEP           45
H  MANUEL          13-19 SEP           75 
TS NARDA*           6-10 OCT           65
TS OCTAVE          13-15 OCT           65
TS PRISCILLA       14-17 OCT           45
MH RAYMOND         20-30 OCT          125
TS SONIA             1-4 NOV           45 
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* DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE. 

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