2009 Pacific hurricane season

Period of formation of tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2009

The 2009 Pacific hurricane season started on May 15, 2009 and ended November 30, 2009. In this season there were 12 tropical storms, 3 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes. This season featured Hurricane Rick, which was the second strongest hurricane recorded in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Another storm to remember was Hurricane Jimena, which caused over $50 million in damage when it made landfall in Baja California.

2009 Pacific hurricane season
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First storm started: June 18, 2009
Last storm ended: October 28, 2009
Strongest storm: Hurricane Rick - 906 mbar, 180 mph winds
Number of storms: 20 named storms + 3 depressions
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 5
Cost of damage: $59.8 million (2009 USD)
People killed: 9 people
Nearest seasons: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Storms

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  • Tropical Depression One-E
  • Hurricane Andres
  • Tropical Storm Blanca
  • Hurricane Carlos
  • Tropical Storm Dolores
  • Tropical Storm Lana
  • Tropical Storm Enrique
  • Hurricane Felicia
  • Tropical Depression Nine-E
  • Tropical Storm Maka
  • Hurricane Guillermo
  • Tropical Storm Hilda
  • Tropical Storm Ignacio
  • Hurricane Jimena
  • Tropical Depression Two-C
  • Tropical Storm Kevin
  • Hurricane Linda
  • Tropical Storm Marty
  • Tropical Storm Nora
  • Tropical Storm Olaf
  • Tropical Storm Patricia
  • Hurricane Rick
  • Hurricane Neki

Storm names

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This are the names that were set aside for the 2009 Pacific hurricane season. Names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Andres
  • Blanca
  • Carlos
  • Dolores
  • Enrique
  • Felicia
  • Guillermo
  • Hilda
  • Ignacio
  • Jimena
  • Kevin
  • Linda
  • Marty
  • Nora
  • Olaf
  • Patricia
  • Rick
  • Sandra (unused)
  • Terry (unused)
  • Vivian (unused)
  • Waldo (unused)
  • Xina (unused)
  • York (unused)
  • Zelda (unused)

These are the name that were set aside for the Central Pacific, which is close to Hawaii. Again, names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Lana
  • Maka
  • Neki
  • Omeka (unused)
  • Pewa (unused)
  • Unala (unused)
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Tropical cyclones of the 2009 Pacific hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Note: Entries * refer to the Central Pacific System