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The tropical weather summary is issued at the beginning of each month from July to December, summarizing the previous month's tropical cyclone activity.


Issued: January 2011

ACPN60 PHFO 021200
TWSCP 

TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC...UPDATED
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
200 AM HST SUN JAN 2 2011

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

...TROPICAL STORM OMEKA DEVELOPS IN DECEMBER AFTER THE END OF THE 
OFFICIAL 2010 HURRICANE SEASON...

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1979...THERE WERE NO TROPICAL CYCLONES IN 
THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN DURING THE OFFICIAL HURRICANE 
SEASON...WHICH IS FROM JUNE 1 UNTIL NOVEMBER 30 EACH YEAR. LA NINA 
CONDITIONS DID NOT FAVOR TROPICAL SYSTEMS MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL 
NORTH PACIFIC FROM THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC...WHICH IS MONITORED BY THE 
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI...FLORIDA. THERE WERE ALSO NO 
TROPICAL SYSTEMS WHICH DEVELOPED LOCALLY IN THE NORTH CENTRAL 
PACIFIC PRIOR TO DECEMBER 2010. TROPICAL STORM OMEKA DEVELOPED IN 
THE VICINITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE NEARLY 3 WEEKS AFTER THE 
END OF THE OFFICIAL CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON. THIS IS 
THE FIRST DECEMBER TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THIS BASIN SINCE TROPICAL 
STORM PAKA...WHICH LATER BECAME A SUPER TYPHOON AFTER IT CROSSED THE 
DATELINE INTO THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC OCEAN IN DECEMBER 1997. THE 
NORMAL NUMBER OF TROPICAL CYCLONES FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC 
BASIN IS FOUR TO FIVE EACH YEAR.

PRELIMINARY SUMMARY TABLE FOR 2010 IN THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC 
NOTE...TABLE ONLY INCLUDES TIME PERIODS THAT THE TROPICAL CYCLONE 
WAS IN THE CPHC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY AND THE DATES REPRESENTED ARE 
IN HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME.

NAME              DATES        MAX WIND /MPH/         DEATHS
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TS OMEKA     19 DEC - 20 DEC         50                  0

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
CENTER WEB SITE AT...WEATHER.GOV/CPHC

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