Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season of 1999

John L. Beven II Tropical Prediction Center, NWS, NOAA, Miami, Florida

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Abstract

The 1999 hurricane season in the eastern North Pacific is summarized, and individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. Producing only nine named storms, the season tied 1996 as the second least active on record. Hurricane Dora was the strongest and longest-lived cyclone of the season. Hurricane Greg, the only cyclone to make landfall during the season, weakened to a tropical storm just before moving ashore in Baja California, Mexico. Fifteen deaths resulted from the tropical cyclones.

Corresponding author address: Dr. John L. Beven II, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: John.L.Beven@noaa.gov

Abstract

The 1999 hurricane season in the eastern North Pacific is summarized, and individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. Producing only nine named storms, the season tied 1996 as the second least active on record. Hurricane Dora was the strongest and longest-lived cyclone of the season. Hurricane Greg, the only cyclone to make landfall during the season, weakened to a tropical storm just before moving ashore in Baja California, Mexico. Fifteen deaths resulted from the tropical cyclones.

Corresponding author address: Dr. John L. Beven II, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: John.L.Beven@noaa.gov

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