1977 Pacific hurricane season

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1977 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 26, 1977
Last storm dissipated October 7, 1977
Strongest storm Doreen - 979 mb, Florence - 90 knots
8
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage $25 million (1977 USD)
seasons
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

The 1977 Pacific hurricane season officially started May 15, 1977 in the eastern Pacific, and June 1, 1977 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 1977. These dates start and end the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeast Pacific Ocean. The season was very inactive.

This season had a record low level of activity. Only eight tropical storms formed, and four hurricanes. No major hurricanes formed. The next time this happened was during the 2003 season. Also, there was just one cyclogenesis in each of May, June, July, August, and October, which is also low. Activity in the central Pacific was zero, as no storms formed there nor moved in from the east. Strangely enough it was also not very active in the Eastern Pacific or the Atlantic.

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Tropical cyclones of the 1977 Pacific hurricane season

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