1976 Pacific hurricane season

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1976 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 3, 1976
Last storm dissipated October 30, 1976
Strongest storm Annette - 925 mbar (27.32 inHg) –
Total fatalities 600+
Total damage $155 million (1976 USD)
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

The 1976 Pacific hurricane season was an event in tropical cyclone formation. Hurricanes Kathleen, Liza, and Madeline are the most notable storms this year. Hurricane Kathleen caused death and destruction in California and Arizona because of flooding. Hurricane Liza was the deadliest storm of the season when it killed over 600 people in Mexico. Hurricane Madeline is notable for being the second-most intense Pacific hurricane at landfall.

Hurricane Kathleen[change | change source]

Kathleen was a costly and damaging storm mainly in Nevada, California and Arizona. It also killed 7 people.

Hurricane Liza[change | change source]

Liza was very deadly and the third deadliest ever behind Hurricane Paul and the Mexico hurricane.

Hurricane Madeline[change | change source]

Madeline became the third storm in the row to make landfall in Mexico. It was also the most intense.

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Tropical cyclones of the 1976 Pacific hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Note: Entries * refer to the Central Pacific System