Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season of 2009

Todd B. Kimberlain NOAA/NWS/NCEP National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida

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Abstract

The 2009 eastern North Pacific hurricane season had near normal activity, with a total of 17 named storms, of which seven became hurricanes and four became major hurricanes. One hurricane and one tropical storm made landfall in Mexico, directly causing four deaths in that country along with moderate to severe property damage. Another cyclone that remained offshore caused an additional direct death in Mexico. On average, the National Hurricane Center track forecasts in the eastern North Pacific for 2009 were quite skillful.

Corresponding author address: Todd B. Kimberlain, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165. E-mail: todd.kimberlain@noaa.gov

Abstract

The 2009 eastern North Pacific hurricane season had near normal activity, with a total of 17 named storms, of which seven became hurricanes and four became major hurricanes. One hurricane and one tropical storm made landfall in Mexico, directly causing four deaths in that country along with moderate to severe property damage. Another cyclone that remained offshore caused an additional direct death in Mexico. On average, the National Hurricane Center track forecasts in the eastern North Pacific for 2009 were quite skillful.

Corresponding author address: Todd B. Kimberlain, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165. E-mail: todd.kimberlain@noaa.gov
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