2012 Pacific hurricane season
|Season summary map|
|First storm formed||May 14, 2012|
|Last storm dissipated||November 3, 2012|
|Strongest storm||Emilia – 945 mbar (hPa) (27.92 inHg), 140 mph (220 km/h)|
|Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+)||5|
|Total fatalities||8 total|
|Total damage||$123.2 million (2012 USD)|
The 2012 Pacific hurricane season was started on 15 May 2012 in the eastern Pacific, and on 1 June 2012 in the central Pacific. It ended on 30 November. These dates are usually the period during which most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. However, Tropical Storm Aletta formed on 14 May.
Hurricane Bud was the first major hurricane of the season. It was one of three storms to turn into a hurricane during the month of May. In the middle of June, Hurricane Carlotta came ashore near Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Seven people were killed by Carlotta and caused damage costing about MX$1.4 billion (US$107.7 million). Hurricane Paul caused major damage to Baja California Sur. Hurricane Emilia was the only Category 4 hurricane. It started as a Tropical Depression near the coast of Mexico. It then intensified into a Category 3 hurricane, and later into a Category 4.