2006 Pacific hurricane season

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2006 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 27, 2006
Last storm dissipated November 20, 2006
Strongest storm Daniel – 933 mbar (hPa) (27.56 inHg), 150 mph (240 km/h)
Ioke – 915 mbar (hPa) (27.03 inHg),160 mph (260 km/h)
Total storms 18 – East
1 – Central
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 5 – East
1 – Central
Total fatalities 15
Total damage $170.8 million (2006 USD)
Pacific hurricane seasons
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

The 2006 Pacific hurricane season was a above normal hurricane season with 19 named storms of 11 which were hurricanes and 6 were major hurricanes it was the most active season since 2000 Pacific hurricane season It officially began May 15, 2006 in the eastern Pacific, designated as the area east of 140°W, and began on June 1 2006 in the central Pacific, which is between the International Date Line and 140°W. Both seasons officially ended on November 30, 2006. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific basin.

Storms[change | change source]

Tropical Storm Aletta[change | change source]

Tropical storm
Tropical Storm Aletta (2006).jpg Aletta 2006 track.png
DurationMay 27 – May 30
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

On May 27 Tropical Depression One-E formed. It became Tropical Storm Aletta later on. Aletta stalled offshore Mexico causing minor damage. Tropical Storm Aletta weakened to a tropical depression and died on May 30.[1]

Tropical Depression Two-E[change | change source]

Tropical depression
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DurationJune 3 – June 5
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Two-E formed off shore Mexico on June 3. It died 2 days later. Two-E produced 15 inches of rain in Mexico before it died.[2]

Hurricane Bud[change | change source]

Category 3 hurricane
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DurationJuly 11 – July 16
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  953 mbar (hPa)

Bud was a Category 3 storm. It rapidly strengthened and then weakened just as fast.

Hurricane Carlota[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
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DurationJuly 12 – July 16
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Carlota caused light rain in Mexico but no damage was reported. It was a Category 1 storm.

Hurricane Daniel[change | change source]

Category 4 hurricane
Hurricane daniel 2006.jpg Daniel 2006 track.png
DurationJuly 16 – July 26
Peak intensity150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  933 mbar (hPa)
Satellite Loop of Hurricane Daniel near peak intensity

Daniel was a long lived Major hurricane that Affected Hawaii with some rain. It peaked as a Category 4. It was the second strongest storm this year.

Tropical Storm Emilia[change | change source]

Tropical storm
TS Emilia 2006.jpg Emilia 2006 track.png
DurationJuly 21 – July 28
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

It caused some rain in Mexico, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Fabio[change | change source]

Tropical storm
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DurationJuly 31 – August 3
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Fabio caused heavy rainfall in Hawaii.

Tropical Storm Gilma[change | change source]

Tropical storm
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DurationAugust 1 – August 3
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Gilma produced light rain in Mexico. It was also the weakest storm so far.

Hurricane Hector[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
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DurationAugust 15 – August 23
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  966 mbar (hPa)

Hector was a Category 2 hurricane. It made it to the Central Pacific.

Hurricane Ioke[change | change source]

Category 5 hurricane
Ioke 2006-08-24 2155Z.jpg Ioke 2006 track.png
DurationAugust 20 – August 27
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  915 mbar (hPa)

Ioke was the strongest hurricane ever in the Central Pacific that threated the Johnson Atoll and Wake Island. It formed on august 20. Ioke rapidly became a major hurricane 36 hours later. Ioke went extratropical on September 6. Damage was nearly $100 million. Ioke was retired at the end of the year. It also caused heavy rain in Alaska. Ioke is the most intense storm ever in the central Pacific and the only Category 5 storm that formed in the basin.

Hurricane Illena[change | change source]

Category 3 hurricane
Hurricane Ileana 23 aug 2006 1750Z.jpg Ileana 2006 track.png
DurationAugust 21 – August 27
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  955 mbar (hPa)

Illena killed one person in Mexico. It peaked as a Cateogory 3 storm.

Hurricane John[change | change source]

Category 4 hurricane
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DurationAugust 28 – September 4
Peak intensity135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  948 mbar (hPa)

John started as Tropical Depression Eleven-E and later on became a tropical storm and then a hurricane. The hurricane peaked as a Category 4. John killed 5 when it hit Baja California as a Category 2 storm on September 1. Hurricane John died on September 4.[3]

Hurricane Kristy[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
12E Hurricane Kristy 2006.jpg Kristy 2006 track.png
DurationAugust 30 – September 8
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

Kristy was a Category 1 hurricane that was outflowed by Hurricane John.

Hurricane Lane[change | change source]

Category 3 hurricane
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DurationSeptember 13 – September 17
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  952 mbar (hPa)

Lane caused severe damage in Mexico, when it hit there as a Category 3 major hurricane. Lane killed 4 people and left $203 million in damage.

Tropical Storm Miriam[change | change source]

Tropical storm
Miriam06.jpg Miriam 2006 track.png
DurationSeptember 16 – September 18
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Two-C[change | change source]

Tropical depression
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DurationSeptember 18 – September 20
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Three-C[change | change source]

Tropical depression
TD 03C 2006 NRL.jpg 3-C 2006 track.png
DurationSeptember 26 – September 27
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Three-C was a short lived tropical depression that started several hundred miles southwest of Hawaii. It died the next day while no where near any land.[4]

Tropical Storm Norman[change | change source]

Tropical storm
TS Norman 09 oct 2006 1849Z.jpg Norman 2006 track.png
DurationOctober 9 – October 15
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Norman struck Mexico as a tropical depression, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Olivia[change | change source]

Tropical storm
TS Olivia 09 oct 2006 2155Z.jpg Olivia 2006 track.png
DurationOctober 9 – October 12
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Olivia did not affect land.

Tropical Depression Four-C[change | change source]

Tropical depression
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DurationOctober 13 – October 14
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Four-C was a short lived tropical depression. It formed on October 13 and died the next day. The remaims of Four-C caused heavy rain in Hawaii.

Hurricane Paul[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
Hurricane Paul 23 oct 2006 2030Z.jpg Paul 2006 track.png
DurationOctober 21 – October 26
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Paul was a Cateogory 2 hurricane that killed 4 in Mexico.

Tropical Depression Eighteen-E[change | change source]

Tropical depression
TD 18E 26 oct 2006 1755Z.jpg 18-E 2006 track.png
DurationOctober 26 – October 27
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rosa[change | change source]

Tropical storm
TS Rosa 09 nov 2006 1800Z.jpg Rosa 2006 track.png
DurationNovember 8 – November 10
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Rosa produced light rain to Mexico in November.

Tropical Depression Twenty-E[change | change source]

Tropical depression
TD 20E 11 nov 2006 1755Z.jpg 20-E 2006 track.png
DurationNovember 11 – November 11
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Twenty-E formed and died on the same day, November 11. Twenty-E did not affect any land.[5]

Hurricane Sergio[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
Hurricane Sergio 15 nov 2006 1725Z.jpg Sergio 2006 track.png
DurationNovember 13 – November 20
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Sergio was also a Cateogory 2 storm. It was also the strongest November storm.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP012006_Aletta.pdf
  2. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP022006_Two-E.pdf
  3. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP112006_John.pdf
  4. US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "2006 Tropical Cyclones Central North Pacific". www.prh.noaa.gov.
  5. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-EP202006_Twenty-E.pdf

Other websites[change | change source]

Tropical cyclones of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season

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