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Monthly Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Summary (Text)



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MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY...CORRECTED
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM PST THU DEC 01 2016

Corrected Ulika in summary table to show that peak intensity was
reached in the eastern North Pacific basin.

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

One named storm, Tina, formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in
November. In addition, Tropical Storm Otto moved into the basin from
the North Atlantic basin in November. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010)
climatology, a named storm forms in November in the basin only about
once every four years.

For 2016, the basin was quite active with 21 named storms that
occurred in the basin, along with 11 hurricanes, and 5 major
hurricanes. There was one unnamed depression and a second depression
that formed in the basin and became a tropical storm (Ulika) in the
central North Pacific basin before moving back into the eastern
North Pacific and becoming a hurricane. The level of activity in
2016 was above the long-term means of 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes,
and 4 major hurricanes.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the basin in 2016 was above normal. The ACE value for
the season was about 44 percent higher than the 1981-2010 median and
was the 9th highest ACE in the basin since reliable records began
in 1971. The period from July through September was especially busy,
with 18 named storms occuring, which is the most since 1971 in any
three-month time period.

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            50*
MH Blas             3-10 Jul           140
H  Celia            6-15 Jul           100
MH Darby           11-26 Jul           120*
TS Estelle         15-21 Jul            70*
H  Frank           21-28 Jul            85*
MH Georgette       21-27 Jul           130*
TS Howard      31 Jul- 3 Aug            60
TS Ivette           3- 8 Aug            60*
TS Javier           7- 9 Aug            65
TS Kay             18-23 Aug            55*
MH Lester      24 Aug- 7 Sep           140
MH Madeline    26 Aug- 3 Sep           130**
H  Newton           4- 7 Sep            90
H  Orlene          11-16 Sep           110
H  Paine           18-21 Sep            90
TS Roslyn          25-29 Sep            50
H  Ulika           26-30 Sep            75***
MH Seymour         23-28 Oct           150
TS Tina            14-15 Nov            40
H  Otto            21-26 Nov           110^
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* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.
** Peak intensity reached in the central North Pacific basin.
*** Named assigned by Central Pacific Hurricane Center after
    the depression moved west of 140W longitude.
^ Otto moved into the eastern North Pacific basin as a tropical
  storm after reaching its peak intensity in the Atlantic basin.

$$
Hurricane Specialist Unit

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

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