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2006 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 27, 2006
Last storm dissipated November 20, 2006
Strongest storm Daniel – 933 mbar (hPa) (27.56 inHg), 150 mph (240 km/h)
Ioke – 915 mbar (hPa) (27.03 inHg),160 mph (260 km/h)
Total storms 18 – East
1 – Central
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 5 – East
1 – Central
Total fatalities 15
Total damage $170.8 million (2006 USD)
Pacific hurricane seasons
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

The 2006 Pacific hurricane season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. It officially began May 15, 2006 in the eastern Pacific, designated as the area east of 140°W, and began on June 1 2006 in the central Pacific, which is between the International Date Line and 140°W. Both seasons officially ended on November 30, 2006. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific basin.


Tropical Storm Aletta

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration May 27 – May 30
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

On May 27 Tropical Depression One-E formed. It became Tropical Storm Aletta later on. Aletta stalled offshore Mexico causing minor damage. Tropical Storm Aletta weakened to a tropical depression and died on May 30.

Tropical Depression Two-E

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration June 3 – June 5
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1005 mbar (hPa)

Two-E formed off shore Mexico on June 3. It died 2 days later. Two-E produced 15 inches of rain in Mexico before it died.

Hurricane Bud

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration July 11 – July 16
Intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min),  953 mbar (hPa)

Bud was a Category 3 storm. It rapidly strengthened and then weakened just as fast.

Hurricane Carlota

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration July 12 – July 16
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  981 mbar (hPa)

Carlota caused light rain in Mexico but no damage was reported. It was a Category 1 storm.

Hurricane Daniel

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration July 16 – July 26
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  933 mbar (hPa)
Satellite Loop of Hurricane Daniel near peak intensity

Daniel was a long lived Major hurricane that Affected Hawaii with some rain. It peaked as a Category 4. It was the second strongest storm this year.

Tropical Storm Emilia

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration July 21 – July 28
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  990 mbar (hPa)

It caused some rain in Mexico, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Fabio

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration July 31 – August 3
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

Fabio caused heavy rainfall in Hawaii.

Tropical Storm Gilma

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration August 1 – August 3
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)

Gilma produced light rain in Mexico. It was also the weakest storm so far.

Hurricane Hector

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 15 – August 23
Intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min),  966 mbar (hPa)

Hector was a Category 2 hurricane. It made it to the Central Pacific.

Hurricane Ioke

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 20 – August 27
Intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min),  915 mbar (hPa)

Ioke was the strongest hurricane ever in the Central Pacific that threated the Johnson Atoll and Wake Island. It formed on august 20. Ioke rapidly became a major hurricane 36 hours later. Ioke went extratropical on September 6. Damage was nearly $100 million. Ioke was retired at the end of the year. It also caused heavy rain in Alaska. Ioke is the most intense storm ever in the central Pacific and the only Category 5 storm that formed in the basin.

Hurricane Illena

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 21 – August 27
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  955 mbar (hPa)

Illena killed one person in Mexico. It peaked as a Cateogory 3 storm.

Hurricane John

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 28 – September 4
Intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min),  948 mbar (hPa)

John started as Tropical Depression Eleven-E and later on became a tropical storm and then a hurricane. The hurricane peaked as a Category 4. John killed 5 when it hit Baja California as a Category 2 storm on September 1. Hurricane John died on September 4.

Hurricane Kristy

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 30 – September 8
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  985 mbar (hPa)

Kristy was a Category 1 hurricane that was outflowed by Hurricane John.

Hurricane Lane

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration September 13 – September 17
Intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min),  952 mbar (hPa)

Lane caused severe damage in Mexico, when it hit there as a Category 3 major hurricane. Lane killed 4 people and left $203 million in damage.

Tropical Storm Miriam

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration September 16 – September 18
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  999 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Two-C

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration September 18 – September 20
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Three-C

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration September 26 – September 27
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1007 mbar (hPa)

Three-C was a short lived tropical depression that started several hundred miles southwest of Hawaii. It died the next day while no where near any land.

Tropical Storm Norman

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 9 – October 15
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

Norman struck Mexico as a tropical depression, causing minor damage.

Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 9 – October 12
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

Olivia did not affect land.

Tropical Depression Four-C

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration October 13 – October 14
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1007 mbar (hPa)

Four-C was a short lived tropical depression. It formed on October 13 and died the next day. The remaims of Four-C caused heavy rain in Hawaii.

Hurricane Paul

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 21 – October 26
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  970 mbar (hPa)

Paul was a Cateogory 2 hurricane that killed 4 in Mexico.

Tropical Depression Eighteen-E

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration October 26 – October 27
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rosa

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration November 8 – November 10
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

Rosa produced light rain to Mexico in November.

Tropical Depression Twenty-E

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration November 11 – November 11
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Twenty-E formed and died on the same day, November 11. Twenty-E did not affect any land.

Hurricane Sergio

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration November 13 – November 20
Intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min),  965 mbar (hPa)

Sergio was also a Cateogory 2 storm. It was also the strongest November storm.

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