Thursday, 24 December 2015
Thursday, 3 December 2015
According to NOAA, the 2015 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season was a record-setting season:
The eastern Pacific saw 18 named storms, including 13 hurricanes, nine of which became major. This is the first year since reliable record keeping began in 1971 that the eastern Pacific saw nine major hurricanes. Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere in terms of maximum wind speed at 200 miles per hour and lowest air pressure at 879 millibars. Hurricane Sandra, which formed at the tail end of the season, was the strongest hurricane in the eastern Pacific so late in the year, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 145 miles per hour.
|2015 Tropical Storms/Hurricanes|
Hurricanes approaching Baja California as early as early June (H. Blanca) and as late as late November (H. Sandra).
Something to think about when planning sailing to/from Baja California!