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Previous Tropical Systems in the Central Pacific
Hurricane Iniki, September 1992

On average, between four and five tropical cyclones are observed in the Central Pacific every year. This has ranged from zero, most recently as 1979 to 11 in 1992 and 1994. The tropical cyclone summaries for the years from 1980 to the present are taken from the annual Tropical Cyclones Report for the Central Pacific. These are published as NOAA Technical Memorandums, numbered NWSTM PR-22 (for the year 1980) through NWSTM PR-46 (1999).

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Top Central Pacific Hurricanes

Some Notable Hawaiian Hurricanes


2013
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July 27-30 Tropical Storm Flossie
August 6-7 Tropical Storm Gil
August 3-11 Hurricane Henriette
August 16-17 Tropical Storm Pewa
August 18-19 Tropical Storm Unala
August 19-20 Tropical Depression Three-C

2012
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July 4-12 Hurricane Daniel

2011
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August 15-19 Tropical Storm Fernanda

2010
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December 16-22 Tropical Storm Omeka

2009
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July 30-August 2 Tropical Storm Lana
August 3-11 Hurricane Felicia
August 11-18 Tropical Storm Maka
August 12-19 Hurricane Guillermo
August 22-28 Tropical Storm Hilda
August 28-30 Tropical Depression Two-C
October 18-27 Hurricane Neki

2008
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August 7-12 Tropical Storm Kika

2007
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July 19-24 Tropical Depression Cosme
August 11-16 Hurricane Flossie

2006
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Introduction
July 24-26 Hurricane Daniel
August 19-26 Hurricane Ioke
September 18-20 Tropical Depression 02-C
September 26 Tropical Depression 03-C
October 13-14 Tropical Depression 04-C

2005
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Introduction
August 3-4 Tropical Depression 01-C
September 18-25 Hurricane Jova
September 25-30 Hurricane Kenneth

2004
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Introduction
July 5-6 Tropical Depression 01-C
August 1 Tropical Depression Darby
August 21-25 Tropical Storm Estelle

2003
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Introduction
August 12-13 Remnants of Tropical Storm Guillermo
August 15-17 Tropical Depression 01-C
August 30-September 5 Hurricane Jimena

2002
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Introduction
August 22-28, Tropical Storm Alika
August 26-30, Hurricane Ele
August 27-September 3, Tropical Storm Fausto
October 24-November 3, Hurricane Huko
October 25-31, Tropical Storm Lowell
Verification

2001
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Introduction
June 20-23, Tropical Storm Barbara
September 11, Tropical Depression One-C
September 23-25, Tropical Depression Two-C
October 20-25, Tropical Storm Narda
Verification

2000
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Introduction
July 20-23, Tropical Storm Upana
Jul 29-Aug 5, Hurricane Daniel
Aug 15-17, Tropical Storm Wene
Aug 30-Sep 1, Tropical Storm John
Verification

1999
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Introduction
July 24, Tropical Depression Four-E
Aug 11-15, Hurricane Eugene
Aug 13-19, Hurricane Dora
Verification
Track Maps

1998
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Introduction
July 28-31, Hurricane Darby
August 6-8, Tropical Depression Estelle
August 16-18, Tropical Depression One-C
Verification
Track Maps

1997
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Introduction
July 11-12, Tropical Depression Dolores
July 21-22, Tropical Storm Felicia
July 26-27, Tropical Depression One-C
August 9-15, Tropical Storm Guillermo
August 29, Tropical Storm Jimena
September 2-3, Tropical Storm Oliwa
October 6-7, Tropical Depression Three-C
October 30-31, Tropical Depression Four-C
December 2-6, Tropical Storm Paka
Verification
Track Maps - some satellite overlays not available

1996
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August 13 - 14, Tropical Depression Seventeen-W
September 15 - 20, Tropical Depression One-C

1995
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July 16 - 17, Tropical Storm Barbara

1994
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July 11 - 14, Tropical Storm Daniel
July 17 - 25, Hurricane Emilia
July 22 - 24, Tropical Depression Fabio
July 24 - 31, Hurricane Gilma
August 3 - 12, Hurricane Li
August 9 - 12, Tropical Depression One-C
August 20 - 27, September 8 - 10, Hurricane John
August 31 - September 4, Hurricane Kristy
September 6 - 9, Tropical Storm Mele
September 9 - 10, Tropical Depression Lane
October 22 - 25, Tropical Storm Nona

1993
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July 19 - 20, Tropical Depression Dora
July 22 - 24, Tropical Storm Eugene
August 7 - 19, Hurricane Keoni
August 14 - 19, Hurricane Fernanda
August 27 - 28, Tropical Depression Greg

1992
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The CPHC had one of its most active seasons in 1992, working a total of 11 tropical cyclones. Three of the systems became full blown hurricanes in or before entering the central Pacific. Warmer than usual waters over the lower latitudes of the central Pacific as the 1991 El Nino carried into 1992 and beyond is at least partly to blame.
January 28 - February 4, Hurricane Ekeka
March 28 - 30, Tropical Storm Hali
July 21 - 23, Tropical Storm Frank
July 24 - 28, Tropical Depression Georgette
August 7 - 12, Tropical Storm Javier
September 5 - 13, Hurricane Iniki  (Natural Disaster Survey Report)
September 12 - 24, Tropical Depression Orlene
September 24 - 30, Hurricane Roslyn
October 9 - 11, Tropical Depression Tina
October 22 - 23, Tropical Depression Yolanda
November 21 - 22, Tropical Depression Three-C

1991
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The central Pacific hurricane season in 1991 ended with just three tropical systems in the area. All three systems had been hurricanes in the eastern Pacific with ENRIQUE weakening to the depression state before entering the central Pacific.
July 20 - 31, Tropical Depression Enrique
August 4 - 7, Hurricane Fefa
October 9 - 11, Hurricane Kevin

1990
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August 7 - 13, Tropical Storm Aka
August 10 - 13, Tropical Depression Two-C
September 14 - 21, Hurricane Marie
October 1 - 2, Tropical Storm Polo

1989
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July 11 - 14, Tropical Depression Four-E
July 14 - 16, Tropical Depression Five-E
July 17 - 21, Hurricane Dalilia
August 24 - 25 Tropical Depression Ismael

1988
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July 30 - August 3, Tropical Depression Gilma
August 2 - 9, Hurricane Fabio
August 8 - 9, Tropical Depression Hector
August 28 - September 7, Hurricane Uleki
September 20 - 25, Tropical Storm Wila

1987
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July 26 - 31, Tropical Storm Fernanda
August 20 - 22, Tropical Strom Jova
August 26 - 29, Tropical Strom Oka
September 21 - October 3, Hurricane/Typhoon Peke

1986
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July 21 - 25, Hurricane Estelle
July 27 - 28, Tropical Depression One-C
July 29 - 30, Tropical Depression Ten-E
August 1 - 2, Tropical Depression Frank
August 3 - 4, Tropical Storm Georgette
September 16, Tropical Depression Lester
September 21 - 24, Hurricane Orlene

1985
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July 1 - 5, Tropical Depression Enrique
July 21 - 26, Hurricane Ignacio
August 4 - 8, Tropical storm Linda
August 20 - 22, Tropical Depression One-C
August 30 - September 7, Tropical Depression Two-C/Typhoon Skip
September 5 - 9, Hurricane Pauline
September 9 - 11, Hurricane Rick
October 23 - 30, Hurricane Nele

1984
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July 3 - 6, Tropical Depression Douglas
August 16 - 21, Hurricane Keli
August 18 - 20, Tropical Storm Kenna
August 26 - September 2, Tropical Storm Lala
September 3 - 5, Tropical Storm Moke

1983
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July 31 - August 4, Tropical Storm Gil
August 19 - 20, Tropical Depression One-C
August 30 - 31, Tropical Depression Two-C
September 27 - 30, Tropical Storm Narda
October 12 - 14, Tropical Storm Sonia
October 14 - 20, Hurricane Raymond

1982
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July 12 - 15, Tropical Storm Emilia
July 16 - 22, Tropical Storm Daniel
July 30 - August 1, Hurricane Gilma
August 6 - 10, Hurricane John
August 11 - 16, Hurricane Kristy
August 29 - September 2, Tropical Storm Akoni
September 4 - 6, Tropical Storm Miriam
September 15 - 18, Tropical Storm Ema
September 15 - 18, Tropical Storm Hana
November 19 - 24, Hurricane Iwa

1981
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August 20 - 22, Tropical Storm Greg
September 18 - 20, Tropical Storm Jova

1980
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April 5 - 8, Tropical Storm Carmen
September 24 - 30, Hurricane Kay

NOTE: The tropical cyclone summaries for the years between 1832 and 1979 were taken from A History of Tropical Cyclones In the Central North Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands 1832-1979.This Department of Commerce publication was printed in 1981 and authored by Samuel Shaw of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) and the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1979
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There were no tropical cyclones reports for this year

1978
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June 24 - 26, Tropical Disturbance Bud
June 26 - July 3, Tropical Disturbance Carlotta
July 3 - 11, Tropical Disturbance Daniel
July 17 - 28, Hurricane Fico
July 22 - 27, Gilma (vortex)
July 31 - August 2, Hector (vortex)
August 6 - 9, Tropical Depression #10
August 19 - 21, Iva
August 20 - 23, Tropical Storm Lane
August 23 - 30,Hurricane John
August 26 - 28, Tropical Storm Kristy
August 27 - September 2, Tropical Storm Miriam
October 18 - 24, Tropical Storm Susan

1977
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There were no tropical cyclones reported in the Central North Pacific during 1977. The Western North Pacific experienced the smallest number of typhoons (11) since JTWC's formation in 1959. Eastern North Pacific activity was also at a minimum; only 8 tropical storms or hurricanes were reported during the year in that area--the lowest number since 1966 when excellent satellite full coverage began.

1976
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July 15 - 22, Hurricane Diana
July 27 - August 3, Tropical Storm Fernanda
August 3 - 17, Tropical Storm Gwen
September 19 - October 1, Hurricane Kate

1975
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The first known documented case history of a mid-Pacific upper tropospheric low which developed into a surface system that rapidly attained tropical character north of 30 latitude constitutes the only item on record which might be ascribed to tropical cyclone activity during 1975 in the Central North Pacific. (see more)
Other than that particular occurrence there were no tropical cyclones reported in this area. A sharp decrease in tropical cyclone activity in the Western North Pacific was seen in 1975.

1974
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August 6 - 11, Tropical Depression #11
August 17 - 30, Hurricane Ione
August 21 - 25, Tropical Storm Olive

1973
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July 16 - August 3, Hurricane Doreen
September 27 - October 8, Hurricane Katherine

1972
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A total of seven tropical cyclones entered or formed in the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility during 1972. In 1972 there were 30 named tropical cyclones of which 22 attained typhoon intensity, in the Western North Pacific. There were only 12 named cyclones in the Eastern North Pacific that year, slightly below the 1966-72 annual average of 15.
August 2 - 22, Hurricane Celeste
August 8 - 20, Hurricane Diana
August 18 - September 3, Hurricane Fernanda
September 24 - 28, Tropical Storm June
September 28 - October 3, Unnamed Tropical Depression
October 16 - 29, Typhoon Olga
November 7 - 20, Typhoon Ruby

1971
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January 8 - 18, Tropical Storm Sarah
July 2 - 13, Hurricane Denise
July 11 - 20, Typhoon Mary
July 26 - August 7, Hurricane Hilary
August 23 - 24, Tropical Depression #24
September 27 - October 13, Typhoon Faye

1970
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July 29 - August 3, Tropical Storm Therese
August 15 - 26, Hurricane Lorraine
August 17 - 26, Tropical Storm Maggie
September 1 - 4, Hurricane Dot
September 14 - 29, Typhoon Hope

1969
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The 1969 tropical cyclone season was inactive in the Central North Pacific. There were only 15 tropical cyclones identified during the season in the Eastern North Pacific and none of them moved out of the area. The JHWC issued no tropical cyclone advisories. It was also a relatively quiet year in the Western North Pacific with only 13 typhoons, 6 tropical storms, and 4 tropical depressions detected from the International Date Line to the Malay Peninsula.

1968
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The JHWC at Honolulu issued a total of 30 tropical cyclone advisories during the 1968 season. One hurricane, 3 tropical storms, and 3 tropical depressions occasioned this increase to new record of advisories. However, the record had little meaning since many storms undoubtedly were not detected before 1966 when daily operational satellite coverage became available.
July 12 - 14, Tropical Depression #4
July 23 - 31, Tropical Storm Estelle
July 30 - August 1, Tropical Depression #8
August 4 - 15, Hurricane Fernanda
August 25 - September 3, Tropical Storm Kathleen
August 24 - 25, Tropical Storm Virginia
August 29 - 31, Tropical Depression #18

1967 - "The Year Diamond Head Stayed Green"
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July 4 - 8, Unnamed Tropical Depression
July 5 - 18, Tropical Storm Denise
July 11 - 21, Tropical Storm Eleanor
July 1967 over the Hawaiian Islands in Summary.
August 2 - 11, Tropical Cyclone "B"
August 6 - 14, Tropical Vortex "C"
August 10 - 14, Tropical Vortex "D"
August 1967--Rainfall in Summary
September 8 - 22, Hurricane/Typhoon Sarah
October 20 - November 3, Tropical Storm Ramona

1966
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August 2 - 11, Hurricane Blanca
August 7 - 17, Hurricane Connie
September 7 - 11, Tropical Storm Gretchen
September 10 - 12, Tropical Depression #22

1965
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August 19 - 31, Tropical Storm Doreen

1964
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There were no reported tropical cyclones during this year

1963
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July 25 - 28, Tropical Depression #19
August 2 - 10, Unnamed Tropical Cyclone

1962
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July 29 - August 2, Tropical Depression #50
August 24 - 31, Hurricane "C"
August 31 - September 1, Tropical Depresion #63
September 28, Tropical Storm "R"
September 29, Tropical Storm "T"
October 2, Tropical cyclone "X"
October 3, Tropical Cyclone "Z"
October 27, Tropical Cyclone "A"

1961
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August 18, Unnamed Hurricane
August 18, Vortex
October 2 - 6, Tropical Storm Pauline

1960
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Meteorology and the meteorological community entered a new era with the launching of the world's first meteorological satellite on April 1, 1960. It was named the Television and Infrared Observational Satellite, or TIROS-1. Prior to this historic event, the recording of tropical cyclones was based solely on physical observations from ships and/or from land-based stations. The availability of satellite imagery increased the awareness of tropical cyclones where traditional observations were absent or limited. (see more)
There were no reported tropical cyclones during this year

1959
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August 1 - 8, Hurricane Dot
September 6 - 10, Typhoon/Hurricane Patsy
September 26 - 27, Tropical Storm Wanda

1958
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August 7 - 9, Unnamed Tropical Storm

1957
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July 14 - 26, Hurricane Kanoa
August 6 - 15, Unnamed Hurricane
September 1 - 17, Hurricane/Typhoon Della
September 8 - 11, Unnamed Tropical Storm
September 25 - 28, Unnamed Tropical Storm
November 29 - December 7, Hurricane Nina

1900 - 1952
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December 23 - January 2, 1903, The Froc Cyclone
November 26 - December 4, 1904, The Zikawei Cyclone
December 23 - 30, 1904, The Hurd Cyclone
May 3 - 10, 1906, The Gauthier Cyclone
October 2 - 9, 1906, The Makawao Cyclone
November 6 - 13, 1906 , The Kauai Cyclone
October 17 - 18, 1908, Vortex
The Years 1910- 1926
September 29, 1911, The Ship Cyclone
The Years 1920 - 1923
October 5, 1921, The Tingley Cyclone
October 17, 1921, not catalogued
August 20, 1923, The Vega Cyclone
July 31 - August 4, 1925, The Ramage Cyclone
September 27 - 28, 1925, The West Calera Cyclone
August 18 - 19, 1938, The Mokapu Cyclone
August 12 - 16, 1950, Hurricane Hiki
September 7 - 18, 1952, Typhoon Olive

1800's
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December, 1832, The Deutsche Seewarte Cyclone
September 23, 1843, The Cyclone of the Lark
November 21, 1858, The Visher Cyclone
September 21 - 24, The Deutsche Seewarte II Cyclone
July 10, 1871, not catalogued
August 9, 1871, The Kohala Cyclone
November 17 - 20, 1874, The Deutsche Seewarte III Cyclone