TITLE

Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season of 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Avila, Lixion A.; Rhome, Jamie
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Monthly Weather Review;Aug2009, Vol. 137 Issue 8, p2436
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The hurricane season of 2007 in the eastern North Pacific Ocean basin is summarized, individual tropical cyclones are described, and a forecast verification is presented. The 2007 eastern North Pacific season was not an active one. There were 11 tropical storms, of which only 4 became hurricanes. Only one cyclone became a major hurricane. One hurricane struck Mexico and one tropical storm made landfall near the Guatemala–Mexico border. The 2007 National Hurricane Center forecast track errors were lower than the previous 5-yr means at all forecast lead times, and especially so for the 72-, 96-, and 120-h periods when the errors were 16%, 22%, and 20% lower, respectively. The official intensity forecasts had only limited skill.
ACCESSION #
43991792

 

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