The 1979 Pacific hurricane season officially started May 15, 1979 in the eastern Pacific, and June 1, 1979 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 1979. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
With ten storms, less than two-thirds of the average of seventeen, this season was very inactive. There were six hurricanes, also below average. Of those hurricanes, four were major by reaching Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. As of the 2012 Pacific hurricane season, 1979 remains the most recent year without any tropical cyclones active in the Central Pacific.
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... The following names were used for named storms that formed in the eastern Pacific in 1979 ... Sandra (unused) Terry (unused) Vivian (unused) Waldo (unused) The central Pacific used names and numbers from the west Pacific's typhoon list ...
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