1985 Pacific Hurricane Season

The 1985 Pacific hurricane season was the second most active Pacific hurricane season on record. It officially started on May 15, 1985 in the eastern Pacific, and on June 1, 1985 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 1985. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

At the time, the 1985 season was the most active on record in the eastern north Pacific, with 26 tropical cyclones forming. Of those, 24 were named, 13 reached hurricane intensity and 8 became major hurricanes by reaching Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

Despite the activity, there were few notable systems this year. The only cyclone to make landfall was Hurricane Waldo, which caused damage in Mexico and 1 indirect death in Kansas. Elsewhere, surf from Hurricane Pauline caused minor damage in Hawaii. Hurricane Nele resulted in disruption in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, while Hurricane Ignacio caused scattered showers on Hawaii.

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... The following names were used for named storms that formed in the eastern Pacific in 1985 ... No names were retired, so it was used again in the 1991 season ... This is the same list used for the 1979 season, except for the added names ...

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