2006 Pacific hurricane season

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2006 Pacific hurricane season
First storm formed May 27, 2006
Last storm dissipated November 20, 2006
Strongest storm Daniel – 933 mbar (hPa) (27.56 inHg), 150 mph (240 km/h)
Ioke – 915 mbar (hPa) (27.03 inHg),160 mph (260 km/h)
Total storms 18 – East
1 – Central
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 5 – East
1 – Central
Total fatalities 15
Total damage $170.8 million (2006 USD)

The 2006 Pacific hurricane season was a above normal hurricane season with 19 named storms of 11 which were hurricanes and 6 were major hurricanes it was the most active season since 2000 Pacific hurricane season It officially began May 15, 2006 in the eastern Pacific, designated as the area east of 140°W, and began on June 1 2006 in the central Pacific, which is between the International Date Line and 140°W. Both seasons officially ended on November 30, 2006. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific basin.

Storms

Tropical Storm Aletta

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On May 27 Tropical Depression One-E formed. It became Tropical Storm Aletta later on. Aletta stalled offshore Mexico causing minor damage. Tropical Storm Aletta weakened to a tropical depression and died on May 30.[1]

Tropical Depression Two-E

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Two-E formed off shore Mexico on June 3. It died 2 days later. Two-E produced 15 inches of rain in Mexico before it died.[2]

Hurricane Bud

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Bud was a Category 3 storm. It rapidly strengthened and then weakened just as fast.

Hurricane Carlota

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Carlota caused light rain in Mexico but no damage was reported. It was a Category 1 storm.

Hurricane Daniel

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Satellite Loop of Hurricane Daniel near peak intensity

Daniel was a long lived Major hurricane that Affected Hawaii with some rain. It peaked as a Category 4. It was the second strongest storm this year.

Tropical Storm Emilia

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It caused some rain in Mexico, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Fabio

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Fabio caused heavy rainfall in Hawaii.

Tropical Storm Gilma

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Gilma produced light rain in Mexico. It was also the weakest storm so far.

Hurricane Hector

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Hector was a Category 2 hurricane. It made it to the Central Pacific.

Hurricane Ioke

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Ioke was the strongest hurricane ever in the Central Pacific that threated the Johnson Atoll and Wake Island. It formed on august 20. Ioke rapidly became a major hurricane 36 hours later. Ioke went extratropical on September 6. Damage was nearly $100 million. Ioke was retired at the end of the year. It also caused heavy rain in Alaska. Ioke is the most intense storm ever in the central Pacific and the only Category 5 storm that formed in the basin.

Hurricane Illena

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Illena killed one person in Mexico. It peaked as a Cateogory 3 storm.

Hurricane John

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John started as Tropical Depression Eleven-E and later on became a tropical storm and then a hurricane. The hurricane peaked as a Category 4. John killed 5 when it hit Baja California as a Category 2 storm on September 1. Hurricane John died on September 4.[3]

Hurricane Kristy

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Kristy was a Category 1 hurricane that was outflowed by Hurricane John.

Hurricane Lane

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Lane caused severe damage in Mexico, when it hit there as a Category 3 major hurricane. Lane killed 4 people and left $203 million in damage.

Tropical Storm Miriam

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Tropical Depression Two-C

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Tropical Depression Three-C

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Three-C was a short lived tropical depression that started several hundred miles southwest of Hawaii. It died the next day while no where near any land.[4]

Tropical Storm Norman

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Norman struck Mexico as a tropical depression, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Olivia

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Olivia did not affect land.

Tropical Depression Four-C

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Four-C was a short lived tropical depression. It formed on October 13 and died the next day. The remaims of Four-C caused heavy rain in Hawaii.

Hurricane Paul

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Paul was a Cateogory 2 hurricane that killed 4 in Mexico.

Tropical Depression Eighteen-E

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Tropical Storm Rosa

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Rosa produced light rain to Mexico in November.

Tropical Depression Twenty-E

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Tropical Depression Twenty-E formed and died on the same day, November 11. Twenty-E did not affect any land.[5]

Hurricane Sergio

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Sergio was also a Cateogory 2 storm. It was also the strongest November storm.

Related pages

References

  1. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP012006_Aletta.pdf
  2. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP022006_Two-E.pdf
  3. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP112006_John.pdf
  4. US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "2006 Tropical Cyclones Central North Pacific". www.prh.noaa.gov.
  5. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP202006_Twenty-E.pdf

Other websites

Tropical cyclones of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season

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