1986 Pacific Hurricane Season

The 1986 Pacific hurricane season was a moderately active Pacific hurricane season. As of 2012, it officially started May 15, 1986 in the eastern Pacific, and June 1, 1986 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 1986 in both regions. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. A total of 17 named storms and 9 hurricanes formed in 1986, which is slightly above average.

Several storms throughout the season affected land. Hurricane Estelle passed south of Hawaii, resulting in $2 million in damage and two deaths. Hurricanes Newton, Paine and Roslyn also struck Mexico. While damage was minimal from these three systems near their location of landfall, Paine caused major flooding in the Great Plains of the United States, especially in Oklahoma. The overall flooding event resulted in $350 million in damage. Hurricane Roslyn was the strongest storm of the season, peaking as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph (230 km/h).

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1986 Pacific Hurricane Season - Storm Names
... used for named storms that formed in the eastern Pacific in 1986 ... No names were retired, so it was used again in the 1992 season ... This is the same list used for the 1980 season ...

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