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2014 East Pac hurricane season has set some records already

Posted by Bret B on September 16, 2014, 7:27 pm

Jeff Masters' Weather Underground blog today lists some interesting records and trivia about our very active Eastern Pacific hurricane season so far:

Here's an excerpt, but there's more in the blog:
"...The strongest May hurricane on record: Category 4 Amanda (155 mph winds)
-Persistent Genevieve, which visited three basins and blossomed into a Category 5 monster
-Twin hurricanes Iselle and Julio threatening Hawaii
-Iselle, with 60 mph winds, the strongest named storm on record to hit the Big Island of Hawaii
-Karina, the seventh longest-lived Eastern Pacific storm
-Category 5 Marie (160 mph winds), the sixth strongest Eastern Pacific hurricane on record
-Category 3 Norbert, which put a sliver of California in its TS cone and fed into Phoenix's wettest day in history
-Odile, the strongest hurricane to ever hit Baja and the twelfth strongest Eastern Pacific hurricane on record

He also shows some of the damage Baja suffered from Odile yesterday (i.e. the Cabo San Lucas airport is heavily damaged and won't reopen until next month...)