The 1964 Pacific hurricane season is the least active Pacific hurricane season on record since the 1953 season. The 1964 Pacific hurricane season officially started on May 15, 1964 in the eastern Pacific and June 1, 1964 in the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility and lasted until November 30, 1964 in both regions. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.
During this season, only six tropical storms developed, and only two intensified into a hurricane. Of the two hurricanes, one reached Category 2 intensity of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. No storms reached major hurricane status (Category 3 or higher on the hurricane scale), an unusual occurrence. The first tropical cyclone of the season, Tropical Storm Natalie made landfall in Mexico in early to mid-July. About a week later, Hurricane Odessa became the strongest storm of the season in terms of wind speed. Tropical Storm Prudence brought high waves to Southern California, while becoming the strongest storm of the year in terms of barometric pressure. In addition, Tropical Storm Tellie produced severe flooding to much of the Southwestern United States, in particular in Arizona in early to mid-September.
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