2008 Pacific Hurricane Season - Seasonal Forecasts

Seasonal Forecasts

Predictions of tropical activity in the 2008 season
for the Eastern North Pacific
Source Date Named
storms
Hurricanes Major
hurricanes
NOAA Average 15.3 8.8 4.2
NOAA 22 May 2008 11 – 16 5 – 8 1 – 3
Record high activity 27 16 (Tie) 10
Record low activity 8 (Tie) 3 0 (Tie)
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Actual activity 16 7 2

On May 22, 2008, NOAA released their forecast for the 2008 Eastern Pacific and Central Pacific hurricane seasons. They predicted a below-normal level of activity in the Eastern Pacific, with 11 to 16 named storms, of which 5 to 8 were expected to become hurricanes, and 1 to 3 expected to become major hurricanes.

The Central Pacific basin was also expected to be slightly below average, with three to four tropical cyclones expected to form or cross into the area.

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