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1987 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 7, 1987
Last storm dissipated October 3, 1987
Strongest storm Max – 155 mph (250 km/h)
Peke – 105 mph (165 km/h)
Total storms 20
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 3
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Pacific hurricane seasons
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

The 1987 Pacific hurricane season officially started May 15, 1987 in the eastern Pacific, and June 1, 1987 in the central Pacific, and lasted until November 30, 1987. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

Despite there being twenty cyclones, there were very few notable storms this year. Only three storms came anywhere near to threatening land. Hurricane Eugene was the first Pacific hurricane to make landfall in Mexico in July since at least the 1949 season. Tropical Storm Pilar and Hurricane Norma also came close to land. The remnants of Hurricanes Ramon and Norma caused rain in the Continental United States. Elsewhere, Peke was a central north Pacific hurricane that crossed the dateline and became a typhoon.

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Tropical cyclones of the 1987 Pacific hurricane season
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

* Central Pacific system
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