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The 2017 Pacific Hurricane Season was an above average season, with 20 named storms. Oddly, no storms formed in the Central Pacific this year.

Name List

  • Adrian
  • Beatriz
  • Calvin
  • Dora
  • Eugene
  • Fernanda
  • Greg
  • Hilary
  • Irwin
  • Jova
  • Kenneth
  • Lidia
  • Max
  • Norma
  • Otis
  • Pilar
  • Ramon
  • Selma
  • Todd
  • Veronica
  • Wiley
  • Xina
  • York
  • Zelda

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Timeline of the 2017 Pacific Hurricane Season

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Storms

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Lane Sept 17 2012 HUR ADRIAN
DurationMay 30 – June 6
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Adrian

Adrian was a fairly typical Pacific hurricane that reached hurricane status, despite not being forecast to. It formed on May 30 and dissipated on June 6. Its remnants would later assist in the Formation of Typhoon Damrey in the West Pacific.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Rosa Oct 31 2012 1810Z TS BEATRIZ
DurationJune 10 – June 15
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)
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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Iselle Aug 4 2014 1940z HUR CALVIN
DurationJune 25 – July 2
Peak intensity155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  919 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Beatriz

Beatriz was a strong tropical storm that brought tides to Central America. it formed on June 10 and dissipated on June 15.

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Hurricane Calvin

Calvin was a high-end category 4 hurricane originally forecast to peak as a C5. Wind shear prevented Calvin from intensification. However, despite Calvin's weakening to a Category 1 hurricane, Hawaiians were worried about Calvin possibly making landfall. However, Calvin curved to the north with no Hawaiian impact. Calvin dissipated on July 2.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Juliette Aug 28 2013 1740Z TS DORA
DurationJuly 12 – July 15
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Dora

Dora was a weak tropical storm that made landfall in Central America, and managed to reach the Yucatan before dissipating.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Douglas Jul 2 2008 1800Z TS EUGENE
DurationJuly 4 – July 6
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Eugene

Eugene was a short lived tropical storm that paralleled the coast of Baja Mexico. Eugene caused 2 fatalities, and $40,000 in damage. The storm dissolved on July 6.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Henriette 04 sept 2007 1745Z HUR FERNANDA
DurationJuly 7 – July 15
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Fernanda

Fernanda was one of the more devastating storms of this season. Fernanda made landfall on Baja Mexico as a strong C2 on July 12. It then crossed into the mainland and dissipated. Fernanda caused 54 fatalities and $800 million in damage.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Gilma 2000 HUR GREG
DurationJuly 13 – July 22
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)
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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
6E vis 15JUL2010 1730UTC TS HILARY
DurationJuly 16 – July 22
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Greg

Greg formed south of Baja Mexico on July 13, and moved west. Greg peaked as a minimal category 1 hurricane on July 19, before dissipating within 3 days. Greg did not impact any land

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Tropical Storm Hilary

Hilary formed on July 16. The storm moved westwards, and dissolved on July 22. Hilary did not impact any land.

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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Eugene Aug 3 2011 2110Z HUR IRWIN
DurationJuly 23 – July 30
Peak intensity130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  934 mbar (hPa)
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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Fernanda Aug 17 2011 1955Z TS JOVA
DurationJuly 29 – August 2
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Irwin

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Sonia Nov 3 2013 1810Z TS KENNETH
DurationAugust 10 – August 13
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Irwin was a very strong hurricane that did not affect land. Irwin formed on July 23. While intensifying, Irwin unexpectedly peaked as a C4, as it was forecast to peak as a C3. However, Irwin would quickly weaken, and dissipate on July 30.

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Tropical Storm Jova

Jova was a typical Pacific TS that did not affect land. The storm was supposed to reach hurricane status, but unexpected shear wore it down, until it dissipated on August 2.

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Tropical Storm Kenneth

Kenneth was a strong TS that affected parts of Mexico and Baja Mexico. It formed on August 10, and dissolved 3 days later. Kenneth was responsible for 4 fatalities.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Otis 2005 HUR LIDIA
DurationAugust 17 – August 28
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  949 mbar (hPa)
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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Iniki 11 sept 1992 2358Z HUR MAX
DurationAugust 25 – September 4
Peak intensity155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  924 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Lidia

Lidia was the second hurricane to make landfall on Baja Mexico. However, Lidia landed as a C3. Due to the people living there being prepared, Lidia only caused 12 fatalities, and $5 million in damage. Lidia dissolved on August 28.

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Hurricane Max

Max formed on August 25, and moved westward at a fairly quick pace. It briefly peaked as a C1 on August 28. Max was forecast to dissipate soon after. Instead, Max began to intensify again as it entered the Central Pacific on August 30. It peaked as a C4 on September 1, and almost made landfall on Hawaii. But it curved north slightly, barely missing the islands. It did impact them as a category 1 hurricane however. Max caused 3 fatalities in Hawaii.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Jimena Aug 30 2003 2025Z HUR NORMA
DurationSeptember 10 – September 17
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Norma

Norma was a strong category 1 hurricane that did not affect land. Norma was also notable for being one of the most defined category 1 hurricanes in recorded history, while having a well-defined eye. Norma dissolved on September 17

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Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Marty (2003) HUR OTIS
DurationSeptember 16 – September 29
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Otis

Otis affected parts of mainland Mexico as a category 2 hurricane. But preparations were done well beforehand, and Otis only caused 2 fatalities. Otis turned out into the open sea and dissolved on September 29.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TS Barbara 21 june 2001 TS PILAR
DurationSeptember 30 – October 4
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Pilar

Pilar did not impact any land. Pilar formed on September 30, and it dissolved on October 4.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Celia 2004 HUR RAMON
DurationOctober 2 – October 8
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Ramon

Ramon was a short lived minimal hurricane. It formed on October 2, and dissolved on October 8, without any impact on land.

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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Flossie 11 aug 2007 2015Z HUR SELMA
DurationOctober 11 – October 19
Peak intensity145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  927 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Selma

Selma was at one point forecast to make landfall on California. However, it did not. It peaked as a category 4 hurricane, and it dissolved on October 19 with no impact on any land.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gil 29 aug 2007 1825Z TS TODD
DurationOctober 26 – October 30
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Todd

Todd was a very brief tropical storm. It lasted from October 26 to October 30, and had no impact on land.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Darby jun 25 2010 1955Z HUR VERONICA
DurationNovember 6 – November 11
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  951 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Veronica

Veronica was originally forecast to peak as a C1 and head on a normal route. However, Veronica made a rapid turn to the east and intensified to a category 3 hurricane. Mexico did not have time to fully prepare, and this resulted in 164 fatalities and $50 million in damage.

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Names

20 names were used this year.

Retirement

The names Fernanda and Veronica were retired. They will be replaced with Flora and Valentino in 2023.

Name list for 2023

  • Adrian
  • Beatriz
  • Calvin
  • Dora
  • Eugene
  • Flora
  • Greg
  • Hilary
  • Irwin
  • Jova
  • Kenneth
  • Lidia
  • Max
  • Norma
  • Otis
  • Pilar
  • Ramon
  • Selma
  • Todd
  • Valentino
  • Wiley
  • Xina
  • York
  • Zelda