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The 2024 Pacific hurricane season was an above average season which had many records broken, and even shattered.



Seasonal Summary

The 2024 Pacific hurricane season was a record breaking and shattering season.

It bore some similarities to the 1992 Pacific hurricane season. Except the 2018 pacific season had at least one Category-5 storm, where-as 1992 did not.

This season saw up to 27 Tropical/Subtropical Cyclones, 24 of which become Named Tropical/Subtropical Storms, 16 of which became hurricanes, one of which was in the central pacific, something not seen since 2009. And an additional and record breaking 11 became major hurricanes of Category-3 or higher.


This season broke and even shattered many records.

Hurricane Norman Shattered the record for strongest Eastern Pacific hurricane, Beating 1997's Hurricane Linda by 5 mph and 19 millibars. It also broke the eastern pacific record for maintaining Category-5 status for 72 to 78 hours. And Sustaining 190 mph (305 km/h) winds for 30 hours straight. Not to mention the pressure drop from 957 millibars to 889 millibars in only 18 to 24 hours. As well as hitting the big island of Hawaii as a 100 mph hurricane.

Hurricane Daniel became one of the first storms to survive long enough in a far north movement to make landfall in california as a still fully tropical storm with a record strong windspeed (for the eastern pacific and west coast) of 65 mph (100 km/h). This shattered the previous record held by the Norman of 1978, which was only a weak Tropical Depression at its california landfall.

Hurricane Aletta's Category-4 peak intensity was one of the earliest and strongest May major hurricanes on record.

And this season also marked the 2nd pacific hurricane season to use the 'Z' name, Zeke, which attained Category-1 hurricane status in Mid-November.

Storms

Hurricane Aletta

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Douglas 28 June 1984.jpg
Duration May 17 – May 24
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  950 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bud

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Rosa oct 13 1994 1800Z.jpg
Duration May 23 – May 28
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Carlotta

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Depression Two-E (2006).PNG
Duration May 31 – June 2
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Four-E

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Kenna 19 August 1984.jpg
Duration June 14 – June 16
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Daniel

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kevin 1991.jpg
Duration June 21 – June 30
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  914 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Emilia

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TropStormBud1994.jpg
Duration July 4 – July 8
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Fabio

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Frank 31 july 1986 2320Z.jpg
Duration July 14 – July 19
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Gilma

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Norman (1982).jpg
Duration July 15 – July 23
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  964 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Hector

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Irwin Oct 7 2011 1850Z.jpg
Duration July 18 – July 24
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ileana

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Trudy Oct 20 1990 1447Z.jpg
Duration July 26 – August 11
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  937 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane John

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Otis 2005.jpg
Duration August 1 – August 7
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Kristy

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Greg 19 August 1993.jpg
Duration August 6 – August 15
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  938 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Lane

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Norman Sept 1 1978 2231Z.jpg
Duration August 14 – September 2
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Miriam

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Alvin 29 may 2007 1709Z.jpg
Duration August 19 – August 22
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Norman

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane-rick.jpg
Duration August 24 – September 10 (Crossed into west pacific)
Peak intensity 190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min)  883 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TS Blas 2004.jpg
Duration August 30 – September 3
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Pewa

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Jimena 1997 visible.gif
Duration September 4 – September 11
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Paul

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane John Aug 31 2006.jpg
Duration September 9 – September 18
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Rosa

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Juliette 25 sept 2001 1407Z.jpg
Duration September 18 – September 30
Peak intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  910 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Sergio

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Norbert 2008-10-08 at 2055 UTC.jpg
Duration September 21 – October 1
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Tara

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TS Rosa 09 nov 2006 1800Z.jpg
Duration September 28 – October 2
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Vicente

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
02EBARBARA 2007 at 40kt 1002mb.jpg
Duration October 3 – October 7
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Willa

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Celia june 24 2010 2055Z.jpg
Duration October 10 – October 21
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  923 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Yolanda

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Depression Norman (2006).PNG
Duration October 19 – October 24
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Twenty-Four-E

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Rosa Oct 31 2012 1810Z.jpg
Duration October 31 – November 2
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Two-C

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD 16E 2002.jpg
Duration November 7 – November 8
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Zeke

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Cosme 16 july 2007 1945Z.jpg
Duration November 12 – November 20
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  973 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale




Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 51.0 Norman 13 (8.16) Pewa
2 36.9 Rosa 14 6.75 Bud
3 28.7 Daniel 15 6.14 Zeke
4 24.5 Willa 16 5.39 Hector
5 24.1 Lane 17 4.02 Olivia
6 20.0 Ileana 18 3.49 Fabio
7 18.1 Kristy 19 3.16 Vicente
8 15.3 Sergio 20 2.79 Emilia
9 13.6 Aletta 21 2.24 Tara
10 13.0 Paul 22 1.58 Carlotta
11 10.5 John 23 1.27 Yolanda
12 10.0 Gilma 24 1.00 Miriam
Total=303.53 (8.16)

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season totals.

The figures in parentheses are for storms in the Central Pacific basin west of 140°W; those not in parenthesis are for the Eastern Pacific basin.









Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2018 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2018 East Pacific tropical cyclone statistics
Storm name Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min wind

mph (km/h)

Min.press.(mbar) Areas affected Damage (millions USD) Deaths


Aletta May 17 – May 24 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 950 None 0 0
Bud May 23 – May 28 Category 2 hurricane 100 (155) 970 Mexico, Baja California 250 26
Carlotta May 31 – June 2 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1000 None 0 0
Four-E June 14 – June 16 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1002 None 0 0
Daniel June 21 – June 30 Category 5 hurricane 160 (260) 914 US West Coast (California) 115 18
Emilia July 4 – July 8 Tropical storm 60 (95) 997 None 0 0
Fabio July 14 – July 19 Tropical storm 65 (100) 990 None 0 0
Gilma July 15 – July 23 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 964 Hawaii 10 7
Hector July 18 – July 24 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 979 None 0 0
Ileana July 26 – August 11 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 937 None 0 0
John August 1 – August 7 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 959 Mexico, Baja California 20 10
Kristy August 6 – August 15 Category 4 hurricane 140 (220) 938 None 0 0
Lane August 14 – September 2 Category 4 hurricane 150 (240) 930 None 0 0
Miriam August 19 – August 22 Tropical storm 40 (60) 1001 None 0 0
Norman August 24 – September 10 Category 5 hurricane 190 (305) 883 Hawaii 1,700 65
Olivia August 30 – September 3 Tropical storm 70 (110) 988 Baja California 5 5
Pewa September 4 – September 11 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 967 None 0 0
Paul September 9 – September 18 Category 3 hurricane 125 (205) 946 US West Coast (California), Mexico, Baja California 40 10
Rosa September 18 – September 30 Category 5 hurricane 165 (270) 910 None 0 0
Sergio September 21 – October 1 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 940 Mexico, Baja California 700 198
Tara September 28 – October 2 Tropical storm 50 (85) 999 None 0 0
Vicente October 3 – October 7 Tropical storm 65 (100) 992 None 0 0
Willa October 10 – October 21 Category 4 hurricane 155 (250) 923 None 0 0
Yolanda October 19 – October 24 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1000 Baja California, Mexico 10 4
Twenty-Four-E October 31 – November 2 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 None 0 0
Two-C November 7 – November 8 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1002 None 0 0
Zeke November 12 – November 20 Category 1 hurricane 90 (150) 973 None 0 0