The 1961 Pacific hurricane season was an event in meteorology. It officially started on May 15, 1961 in the eastern Pacific and lasted until November 30, 1961. Eleven tropical cyclones, 10 named storms (Madeline was operationally considered a tropical storm) and two hurricanes formed during the 1961 season, none of the hurricanes reached beyond category 1 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
The 1961 Pacific hurricane season featured only one notable tropical cyclone: Hurricane Tara. Tara devastated southwest Mexico, causing 436-500 fatalities, making it the fourth deadliest tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific basin.
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... names were used for named storms that formed in the eastern Pacific in 1961 ... names were retired, and the names on this portion of list 1 were used again in the 1968 season ... Rebecca Simone Tara Valerie (unused) Willa (unused) The Central Pacific used names and numbers from the Western Pacific's typhoon list ...
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