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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM PDT FRI MAY 15 2015
For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
Today marks the first day of the eastern North Pacific hurricane
season, which will run until November 30. Long-term averages for
the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are
15, 8, and 4, respectively.
The list of names for 2015 is as follows:
Name Pronunciation Name Pronunciation
Andres ahn-DRASE Marty MAR-tee
Blanca BLAHN-kah Nora NOOR-ruh
Carlos KAR-loess Olaf OH-lahf
Dolores deh-LOOR-ess Patricia puh-TRIH-shuh
Enrique ahn-REE-kay Rick rik
Felicia fa-LEE-sha Sandra SAN-druh
Guillermo gee-YER-mo Terry TAIR-ree
Hilda HILL-duh Vivian VIH-vee-uhn
Ignacio eeg-NAH-see-oh Waldo WAHL-doh
Jimena he-MAY-na Xina ZEE-nah
Kevin KEH-vin York york
Linda LIHN-duh Zelda ZEL-dah
This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes
significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for
tropical cyclone formation during the next 5 days. The issuance
times of this product are 5 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM, and 11 PM PDT. After
the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 4
AM, 10 AM, 4 PM, and 10 PM PST.
A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide
updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled issuances
of the Tropical Weather Outlook. Special Tropical Weather Outlooks
will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS headers as the regular
Tropical Weather Outlooks.
A standard package of products, consisting of the tropical cyclone
public advisory, the forecast/advisory, the cyclone discussion,
and a wind speed probability product, is issued every six hours
for all ongoing tropical cyclones. In addition, a special
advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of
significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.
The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of
significant changes in a tropical cyclone or to post or cancel
watches or warnings. It is used in lieu of or to precede the
issuance of a special advisory package. Tropical Cyclone Updates,
which can be issued at any time, can be found under WMO header
WTPZ61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header MIATCUEP1-5.
All National Hurricane Center text and graphical products are
available on the web at http://www.hurricanes.gov. Twitter
notifications on select National Hurricane Center products for the
eastern Pacific are available via the handle @NHC_Pacific.
Information about our eastern Pacific Twitter feed is available at
www.hurricanes.gov/twitter.php. You can also interact with NHC on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC.