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2024 Pacific hurricane season
First storm formed May 17
Last storm dissipated November 20
Strongest storm Norman - 190 mph, 883 mbar
Total depressions 27
Total storms 24
Hurricanes 16
Major hurricanes 11
Total damages $2.85 billion (2016 USD)
Total fatalities 343

The 2024 Pacific hurricane season was an above average season which had many records broken, and even shattered.

Seasonal Summary

The 2024 Pacific hurricane season was a record breaking and shattering season.

It bore some similarities to the 1992 Pacific hurricane season. Except the 2018 pacific season had at least one Category-5 storm, where-as 1992 did not.

This season saw up to 27 Tropical/Subtropical Cyclones, 24 of which become Named Tropical/Subtropical Storms, 16 of which became hurricanes, one of which was in the central pacific, something not seen since 2009. And an additional and record breaking 11 became major hurricanes of Category-3 or higher.

This season broke and even shattered many records.

Hurricane Norman Shattered the record for strongest Eastern Pacific hurricane, Beating 1997's Hurricane Linda by 5 mph and 19 millibars. It also broke the eastern pacific record for maintaining Category-5 status for 72 to 78 hours. And Sustaining 190 mph (305 km/h) winds for 30 hours straight. Not to mention the pressure drop from 957 millibars to 889 millibars in only 18 to 24 hours. As well as hitting the big island of Hawaii as a 100 mph hurricane.

Hurricane Daniel became one of the first storms to survive long enough in a far north movement to make landfall in california as a still fully tropical storm with a record strong windspeed (for the eastern pacific and west coast) of 65 mph (100 km/h). This shattered the previous record held by the Norman of 1978, which was only a weak Tropical Depression at its california landfall.

Hurricane Aletta's Category-4 peak intensity was one of the earliest and strongest May major hurricanes on record.

And this season also marked the 2nd pacific hurricane season to use the 'Z' name, Zeke, which attained Category-1 hurricane status in Mid-November.


wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 51.0 Norman 13 (8.16) Pewa
2 36.9 Rosa 14 6.75 Bud
3 28.7 Daniel 15 6.14 Zeke
4 24.5 Willa 16 5.39 Hector
5 24.1 Lane 17 4.02 Olivia
6 20.0 Ileana 18 3.49 Fabio
7 18.1 Kristy 19 3.16 Vicente
8 15.3 Sergio 20 2.79 Emilia
9 13.6 Aletta 21 2.24 Tara
10 13.0 Paul 22 1.58 Carlotta
11 10.5 John 23 1.27 Yolanda
12 10.0 Gilma 24 1.00 Miriam
Total=303.53 (8.16)

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season totals.

The figures in parentheses are for storms in the Central Pacific basin west of 140°W; those not in parenthesis are for the Eastern Pacific basin.