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ABPZ30 KNHC 011444
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MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PST MON DEC 1 2014

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

NO TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED IN THE BASIN IN NOVEMBER. HOWEVER... VANCE...WHICH FORMED IN LATE OCTOBER...REACHED HURRICANE INTENSITY EARLY IN NOVEMBER. THIS IS UNUSUAL...SINCE A HURRICANE FORMS IN NOVEMBER IN THE BASIN ONLY ABOUT ONCE EVERY SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS BASED ON A 30-YEAR (1981-2010) CLIMATOLOGY.

OVERALL...THE 2014 SEASON WAS EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE BASIN. TWENTY NAMED STORMS FORMED...OF WHICH 14 BECAME HURRICANES...AND 8 OF THOSE REACHED MAJOR HURRICANE STRENGTH IN THE BASIN. IN ADDITION...ONE UNNAMED DEPRESSION FORMED DURING THE SEASON. BASED ON A 1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGY...THE SEASONAL ACTIVITY AVERAGES FOR THE BASIN ARE 15 NAMED STORMS...8 HURRICANES...AND 3 OR 4 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 2014...THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS...HURRICANES...AND MAJOR HURRICANES WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE.

IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...ACE...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES... ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IN 2014 WAS 43 PERCENT ABOVE THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE VALUE. THIS IS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST ACE VALUE IN THE BASIN SINCE RELIABLE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1971.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS... WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/2014EPAC.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME DATES MAX WIND (MPH)
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MH AMANDA* 22-29 MAY 155 TS BORIS* 2-4 JUN 45 MH CRISTINA* 9-15 JUN 150 TS DOUGLAS 28 JUN-5 JUL 45 TS ELIDA* 30 JUN-2 JUL 50 TS FAUSTO* 7-9 JUL 45 MH GENEVIEVE 25 JUL-13 AUG** 160 H HERNAN* 26-29 JUL 75 MH ISELLE 31 JUL-9 AUG** 140 MH JULIO 4-15 AUG** 120 H KARINA* 13-26 AUG 85 H LOWELL 18-24 AUG 75 MH MARIE 22-29 AUG 160 MH NORBERT* 2-8 SEP 125 MH ODILE 10-17 SEP 135 TD SIXTEEN-E 11-15 SEP 35 H POLO 16-22 SEP 75 H RACHEL 24-30 SEP 85 MH SIMON 1-7 OCT 130 TS TRUDY 17-18 OCT 60 TS VANCE 30 OCT-5 NOV 110
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* DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE. ** DATES INCLUDE THE TROPICAL CYCLONE STAGE IN THE CENTRAL AND/OR WESTERN PACIFIC BASINS.

$$ HURRICANE SPECIALIST UNIT





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