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Hurricane Lane (2006)

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Hurricane Lane
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Lane
FormedSeptember 13, 2006
DissipatedSeptember 17, 2006
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
Lowest pressure952 mbar (hPa); 28.11 inHg
Fatalities4 direct
Damage$203 million (2006 USD)
Areas affectedNorthern Pacific coast of Mexico, Southern Texas
Part of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season

Hurricane Lane was the strongest Pacific hurricane that made landfall in Mexico since Hurricane Kenna. It was the 13th named storm, 9th hurricane, and 6th strong hurricane of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. Lane began from a tropical wave on September 13, while it was to the south of Mexico. It moved towards the northwest along Mexico, and it quickly gained strength. After turning towards the northeast, Lane reached its peak winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), and it made landfall in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It quickly weakened and died out on September 17

Near its path, Lane caused four deaths. The damage was worst in Sinaloa. In that area, crops were badly damaged. Moderate flooding happened in Acapulco, which caused mudslides in some areas. Damage in the country totaled to $2.2 billion (2006 MXN, $203 million (2006 USD).

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Tropical cyclones of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season

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