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2006 Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season Summary

Richard J. Pasch and Eric S. Blake (Richard.J.Pasch@noaa.gov) and (Eric.S.Blake@noaa.gov) National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center

Tropical cyclone activity was above average in the eastern North Pacific in 2006. Eighteen tropical storms developed, and ten of these strengthened into hurricanes. Five of the hurricanes intensified into major hurricanes (category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-

Simpson Hurricane Scale). Three tropical tropical storms also formed during the season.

depressions that The 2006 season

did not strengthen into began fairly early, on 27

May, and ended rather Mexico, following two

late, on 20 November. The quiet seasons for hurricane

season strikes

featured several landfalls in there. One major hurricane

(Lane),

one

category

2

hurricane

(John),

and

one

tropical

depression

(Paul)

made

landfall

in Mexico during the season. Also, the outer fringes of and Tropical Depression Norman brought locally heavy to portions of Mexico. Thirteen deaths, all in Mexico,

Tropical Storms Aletta, Emilia, rains and/or strong gusty winds have been attributed to tropical

cyclones in 2006. winds near 130 kt;

Daniel was the it did not affect

strongest hurricane of the season with any land areas as a tropical cyclone.

estimated

peak

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