2008 Pacific Hurricane Season

The 2008 Pacific hurricane season was an above average hurricane season. It officially started May 15, 2008 in the eastern Pacific, started on June 1, 2008 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 2008.

This season is the first since 1996 to have no cyclones cross into the central Pacific. Activity this year was near average, with 16 storms forming in the Eastern Pacific proper and an additional 1 in the Central Pacific. There were 7 hurricanes, a low number compared to the typical 9, and only 2 major hurricanes, unlike the typical 5. There were only a few notable storms this year. Tropical Storm Alma made landfall along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, becoming the first known storm to do so. It killed 9 and did $33 million in damage (2008 USD). It also became the first tropical storm to be retired in the Eastern Pacific basin. Hurricane Norbert became the strongest hurricane to hit the western side of the Baja Peninsula on record, killing 8 and causing $716.4 million (2008 USD) there, making Norbert the third-costliest Eastern Pacific hurricane on record.

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... This is a table of the storms in 2008 and their landfall(s), if any ... storm or precursor wave TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 =156 mph (>=250 km/h)">C5 2008 Pacific hurricane statistics Storm name Dates active Storm category at peak intensity Max wind (mph) Min ... storm 994 ... León, Nicaragua May 2 ... (7) Boris June 27 – July 4 Category 1 hurricane 985 ... none none 0 Cristina June 27 – June 30 Tropical storm 999 ... none none 0 Douglas July 1 – July 3 ...

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