ABPZ30 KNHC 011510

800 AM PDT THU SEP 01 2016

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

Six named storms formed during the month of August, but only one of these became a hurricane in the eastern North Pacific basin. The one hurricane, Lester, also became a major hurricane. Although the total number of storms and major hurricanes in August is considered near or above average, the number of hurricanes was below average. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, three named storms typically form in the basin in August, with two of those becoming hurricanes and one reaching major hurricane intensity.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, August ACE was near average. The ACE for the season to date continues to be well above normal, about 175 percent of the long-term average to date.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2016&basin=epac

Summary Table

Name Dates Max Wind (mph)
TD One-E 6- 7 Jun 35* TS Agatha 2- 5 Jul 45 MH Blas 3-10 Jul 140 H Celia 6-15 Jul 100 MH Darby 11-26 Jul 115 TS Estelle 15-21 Jul 70 H Frank 21-28 Jul 85 MH Georgette 21-27 Jul 130 TS Howard 31 Jul-Aug 3 60 TS Ivette 2-8 Aug 60 TS Javier 7-9 Aug 65 TS Kay 18-23 Aug 50 MH Lester 24 Aug- 140 MH Madeline 26 Aug- 130**

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. ** Peak intensity reached in central North Pacific basin.

$$ Hurricane Specialist Unit

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