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Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today
      Wed May 15 2002 09:53 AM

May 15th is the first day of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, which 15 days before the Atlantic one.
Activity in the Pacific many years seems inversly related to the Atlantic. (If the Pacific is super busy, the Atlantic is a dud, and vice versa). However some of the past several years, that's been wrong. An average Pacific season includes 15 named storms, with 9 hurricanes.

The eastern pacific basin includes any storms that form in the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of 140oW.
This year's Eastern Pacific Storm names are:

Alma, Boris, Christina, Douglas, Elida, Fausto, Genevive, Hernan, Iselle, Julio, Kenna, Lowell, Marie, Norbert, Odile, Polo, Rachel, Simon, Trudy, Vance, Winnie, Xavier, Yolanda, Zeke

Most Pacific storms don't threaten land, although the ones that do usually effect Mexico or islands off its coast. Sometimes the storms will near California (but rapidly weaken because of colder water) and bring rain to the Southwest.. Occasionally storms will work its way close to Hawaii and become Central Pacific Storms. Western Pacific storms are called Typhoons, and Southern Hemisphere Storms in the Indian ocean are usually referred to as just Tropical Cyclones. (Northern coast of Australia has to deal with them... luckily most of that part of Australia isn't populated.)

Last year Hurricane Adolf made it to category 4 status in the early season on May 28th. Which is very unsual for the Eastern Pacific. I doubt will see a repeat of that this year, but if you are "pining for something to track" the eastern Pacific is the spot to watch right now.

We focus squarely on Atlantic systems on flhurricane.com, and only mention Pacific ones in passing (with the notible exception if they threaten Hawaii). Typhoons and Cyclones aren't covered at all. We have limited time and focus on what we know.

Today there is nothing going on in the Atlantic or Pacific really of note tropically.


- [mac]

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* Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today CFHCAdministrator Wed May 15 2002 09:53 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Joe   Sat May 18 2002 08:18 PM
. * * Things are looking fired up. CocoaBeach Dave   Sat May 18 2002 05:43 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today CaneMAn   Sat May 18 2002 07:22 AM
. * * Re: Suspicious GOMEX area. Kevin   Sat May 18 2002 09:10 AM
. * * Re: Suspicious GOMEX area. Steve   Sat May 18 2002 10:40 AM
. * * Re: Suspicious GOMEX area. ShawnS   Sat May 18 2002 08:07 PM
. * * Kevin & ShawnS... Steve   Sat May 18 2002 08:33 PM
. * * European Model update... Steve   Sat May 18 2002 08:37 PM
. * * Re: European Model update... Anonymous   Sat May 18 2002 09:01 PM
. * * Re: European Model update... Steve   Sat May 18 2002 10:25 PM
. * * Re: European Model update... ShawnS   Sat May 18 2002 11:37 PM
. * * About the models. Kevin   Sat May 18 2002 03:34 PM
. * * Re: About the models. robertn   Sat May 18 2002 04:29 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Anonymous   Fri May 17 2002 10:17 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Steve   Sat May 18 2002 12:05 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Steve   Sat May 18 2002 12:23 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Joe   Fri May 17 2002 09:06 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Joe   Fri May 17 2002 03:45 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today jth   Fri May 17 2002 02:24 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today CaneMan   Fri May 17 2002 11:25 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today MikeCAdministrator   Fri May 17 2002 11:35 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Anonymous   Fri May 17 2002 11:41 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Anonymous   Fri May 17 2002 12:33 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today ShawnS   Fri May 17 2002 08:05 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Steve   Fri May 17 2002 08:12 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Steve   Fri May 17 2002 08:16 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today ShawnS   Fri May 17 2002 01:00 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Anonymous   Fri May 17 2002 10:51 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today jth   Fri May 17 2002 09:05 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Anonymous   Fri May 17 2002 10:41 AM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Rad   Thu May 16 2002 11:09 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Joe   Thu May 16 2002 07:18 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Steve   Thu May 16 2002 07:32 PM
. * * It look like rain is coming for Central Florida. Kevin   Thu May 16 2002 10:28 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Joe   Thu May 16 2002 07:18 PM
. * * Rain Possibly... CocoaBeach Dave   Thu May 16 2002 01:07 PM
. * * Re: Rain Possibly... Anonymous   Thu May 16 2002 02:34 PM
. * * Re: Rain Possibly... Anonymous   Thu May 16 2002 05:27 PM
. * * Re: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Starts Today Unregistered User   Wed May 15 2002 05:55 PM

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