First Day of East Pacific Hurricane Season
09:09 AM EDT - 15 May 2001
Today Marks the first day of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, which starts a half month earlier than the Atlantic. Activity in the Pacific seems nearly inversly related to the Atlantic. (If the Pacific is super busy, the Atlantic is a dud, and vice versa). Usually the Pacific has more storms, but most stay away from land. A few will threaten the Mexican shoreline, and some can get enormous. A few can even threaten Hawaii.
The names for the Pacific basin:
Adolph, Barbara, Cosme, Dalila, Erick, Flossie, Gil, Henriette, Israel, Juliette, Kiko, Lorena, Manuel, Narda, Octave, Priscilla, Raymond, Sonia, Tico, Velma, Wallis, Xina, York and Zelda.
Nothing there today, and nothing in the Atlantic either. The massive amount of shear (across most of the basin, except just around Central Ameria) will prevent anything from happening in the Atlantic for the next few weeks at least. Be glad it is shut down now, because it will change.