1970 Pacific hurricane season

hurricane season in the Pacific Ocean

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.

1970 Pacific hurricane season
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.

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