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2015 Monthly Tropical Cyclone Summary

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Summary for the 2015 season though :

ABPZ30 KNHC 011442

800 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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

Three named storms and two tropical depressions formed in the
eastern North Pacific basin in August.  All three named storms
became hurricanes, and one, Jimena, became a major hurricane in
the eastern Pacific basin.  Both Hilda and Ignacio became major
hurricanes in the central Pacific basin.  Based on a 30-year
(1981-2010) climatology, three or four named storms typically form
in the basin in August, 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 August is about one third 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

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-               145***
MH  Jimena       26 Aug-               150
TD  Fourteen-E   31 Aug-                35

* 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

Graphic not available for the 2015 East Pacific season through August.