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TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC 
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI 
200 AM HST FRI JAN 1 2016

FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC...BETWEEN 140W AND 180

ONE TROPICAL CYCLONE OCCURRED IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE 
CENTER /CPHC/ AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY /AOR/ DURING THE MONTH OF 
DECEMBER 2015. TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE-C DEVELOPED IN THE FAR 
SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE AOR AT THE END OF THE MONTH...AND IT 
WAS STILL AN ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS THE NEW YEAR OF 2016 
BEGAN.

THE 2015 TROPICAL CYCLONE SEASON WAS THE MOST ACTIVE ON RECORD.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE-C WAS THE SIXTEENTH TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE
CPHC AOR DURING 2015. THIS SURPASSED BOTH 1992 AND 1994...WHICH EACH
HAD A TOTAL OF 11 TROPICAL CYCLONES. ALSO OF NOTE...NINE-C IS THE
FIRST TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE BASIN DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
SINCE TROPICAL STORM OMEKA OCCURRED A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS OF
2010.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL TROPICAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT 
THE WEB SITE OF CPHC...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS... 
WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC/SUMMARIES/

NOTE...THE SUMMARY TABLE BELOW ONLY INCLUDES TROPICAL CYCLONES IN 
THE CPHC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...AND THE DATES ARE BASED ON 
COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME...UTC.

SUMMARY TABLE FOR THE YEAR 2015 IN THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC

NAME                DATES         MAX WIND /MPH/  
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TS ELA              8-10 JUL           45
TS IUNE            10-13 JUL           40
TS HALOLA          10-12 JUL           55
H GUILLERMO         2-7  AUG          105
MH HILDA            8-13 AUG          140          
MH KILO         20 AUG-1 SEP          140
H LOKE             21-26 AUG           75         
MH IGNACIO      27 AUG-4 SEP          145      
MH JIMENA           1-9  SEP          120
TS MALIA           19-22 SEP           40
TS NIALA           25-28 SEP           65
H OHO               3-8  OCT           95
TD EIGHT-C          3-4  OCT           30
TS NORA            11-15 OCT           60
MH OLAF            20-26 OCT          130 
TD NINE-C       31 DEC -               35    
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