1970 Pacific hurricane season
The 1970 Pacific hurricane season began on May 15, 1970 in the east Pacific, and on June 1, 1970 in the central Pacific. It ended on November 30, 1970. These dates conventionally delimit the period of time when tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
|Season summary map|
|First storm formed||May 30, 1970|
|Last storm dissipated||November 8, 1970|
|Strongest storm||Lorraine - 963 mb, Patricia - 95 knots –|
|Total fatalities||0 direct, 22 indirect|
|Total damage||$1 million (1970 USD)|
(indirect damages only, minimal direct damage)
1950-1969, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
This season had an above average number of storms. There were twenty-one tropical cyclones, of which eighteen reached tropical storm strength. Four storms became hurricanes, of which none reached major hurricane strength. In the central Pacific, one hurricane and one tropical depression formed. One of the depressions crossed the dateline to become a typhoon.