ABPZ30 KNHC 011444

800 AM PDT MON AUG 01 2016

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

After no named storms formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in May or June for the first time since 1969, tropical cyclone activity in July was well above average. Seven named storms formed in the basin in July, with five of those becoming hurricanes and three becoming major hurricanes. In addition, a tropical depression (now Tropical Storm Howard) formed on 31 July. The number of hurricanes sets a new record for the most hurricane formations in July, and the numbers of named storms and major hurricanes tie previous records for the month. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, three to four named storms typically form in the basin in July, with two becoming hurricanes and one of those reaching major hurricane intensity.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, this was the second most active July in eastern North Pacific history, behind July 1992. The ACE for the season to date is well above normal.

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- 8 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 15-22 Jul 70 H Frank 21-28 Jul 85 MH Georgette 21-27 Jul 130 TS Howard 31 Jul - 50

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.

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