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2012 Pacific hurricane season
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First storm formed May 14, 2012
Last storm dissipated November 3, 2012
Strongest storm Emilia – 945 mbar (hPa) (27.92 inHg), 140 mph (220 km/h)
Total depressions 17
Total storms 17
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 5
Total fatalities 8 total
Total damage $123.2 million (2012 USD)
Pacific hurricane seasons
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Post-2013

The 2012 Pacific hurricane season was started on 15 May 2012 in the eastern Pacific, and on 1 June 2012 in the central Pacific. It ended on 30 November. These dates are usually the period during which most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. However, Tropical Storm Aletta formed on 14 May.

Hurricane Bud was the first major hurricane of the season. It was one of three storms to turn into a hurricane during the month of May. In the middle of June, Hurricane Carlotta came ashore near Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Seven people were killed by Carlotta and caused damage costing about MX$1.4 billion (US$107.7 million). Hurricane Paul caused major damage to Baja California Sur. Hurricane Emilia was the only Category 4 hurricane. It started as a Tropical Depression near the coast of Mexico. It then intensified into a Category 3 hurricane, and later into a Category 4.

Hurricane Carlotta (2012)Hurricane Bud (2012)Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale

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