2008 Pacific hurricane season

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2008 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 29, 2008
Last storm dissipated November 5, 2008
Strongest storm Norbert – 945 mbar (hPa) (27.92 inHg), 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 19
Total storms 17
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 37 direct, 8 indirect
Total damage $152.5 million (2008 USD)
Pacific hurricane seasons
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

The 2008 Pacific hurricane season started on May 15, 2008, and ended November 30, 2008. 2008 was close to average with 17 storms, and 7 of those became hurricanes.

Storms[edit | edit source]

  • Tropical Storm Alma
  • Hurricane Boris
  • Tropical Storm Cristina
  • Tropical Storm Douglas
  • Tropical Depression Five-E
  • Hurricane Elida
  • Hurricane Fausto
  • Hurricane Genevieve
  • Hurricane Hernan
  • Tropical Storm Kika
  • Tropical Storm Iselle
  • Tropical Storm Julio
  • Tropical Storm Karina
  • Tropical Storm Lowell
  • Hurricane Marie
  • Hurricane Norbert
  • Tropical Storm Odile
  • Tropical Depression Seventeen-E
  • Tropical Storm Polo

Retirement[edit | edit source]

See also: List of retired Pacific hurricane names

On April 22, 2009, the name Alma was retired. In 2016 the name Amanda will be used instead of Alma.

Related pages[edit | edit source]

Tropical cyclones of the 2008 Pacific hurricane season
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5


* Central Pacific system