ABPZ30 KNHC 011501

800 AM PDT THU OCT 1 2015

For the eastern North Pacific, east of 140 degrees west longitude:

Three named storms and one tropical depression formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in September. Two of the storms became hurricanes in the basin, and one of these, Linda, became a major hurricane. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, three or four named storms typically form in the basin in September, with two becoming hurricanes and one reaching major hurricane strength.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the basin so far in 2015 has been above normal. The ACE through the end of September is about 25 percent higher than the 1981-2010 median value to date.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the website of the National Hurricane Center at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2015&basin=epac

Summary Table

Name Dates Max Wind (mph)
MH Andres* 28 May-4 Jun 145 MH Blanca 31 May-9 Jun 140 H Carlos 10-17 Jun 90 TS Ela** 8-10 Jul 40*** MH Dolores 11-18 Jul 130 TS Enrique* 12-18 Jul 50 TS Felicia* 23-24 Jul 40 TD Eight-E* 27-30 Jul 35 H Guillermo 30 Jul-7 Aug 105 MH Hilda 6-14 Aug 140*** TD Eleven-E 16-18 Aug 35 MH Ignacio 25 Aug-5 Sep 145*** MH Jimena 26 Aug-10 Sep 150 TS Kevin 31 Aug-5 Sep 60 MH Linda 6-10 Sep 125 TD Sixteen-E 20-21 Sep 35 H Marty 26- 1 Oct 80

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. ** Tropical Storm Ela began in the eastern North Pacific basin as Tropical Depression Four-E and reached tropical storm status after moving into the central North Pacific basin. *** Peak intensity reached in the central North Pacific basin.

$$ Hurricane Specialist Unit

Preliminary Eastern North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracks
Preliminary Eastern North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracks