Tropical Storm Kika
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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... Tropical storm (SSHS) Duration August 7 – August 16 Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) 1007 mbar (hPa) On the morning of August 5, the CPHC began monitoring an area of low pressure 1,200 mi (1,930 km) east-southeas ... The depression was quickly upgraded to Tropical Storm Kika later that night ... Despite strong wind shear, the storm was expected to attain winds at 60 mph (95 km/h) ...
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