Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season of 2005

Knabb, Richard D.; Avila, Lixion A.; Beven, John L.; Franklin, James L.; Pasch, Richard J.; Stewart, Stacy R.
March 2008
Monthly Weather Review;Mar2008, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p1201
Academic Journal
The 2005 eastern North Pacific hurricane season is summarized, the individual tropical cyclones are described, and official track and intensity forecasts are verified and evaluated. The season’s overall activity was, by most measures, below average. While a near-average 15 tropical storms formed, many of them were relatively weak and short-lived. Seven of these storms became hurricanes, but only one reached major hurricane status (an intensity of 100 kt or greater on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale) in the eastern North Pacific basin. One of the hurricanes, Adrian, approached Central America in May but weakened to a tropical depression prior to landfall. Adrian was the only eastern North Pacific tropical cyclone to make landfall during 2005, and it was directly responsible for one fatality.


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