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The 2019 Pacific Hurricane Season was the most active season on record, as 31 named systems developed. Something unique about this season was the high number of landfalls, this was due to a high pressure ridge located in the northern east pacific. Storms that did make it through would likely hit Hawaii too. This season is known for its three C5 hurricanes, two of which made landfall. This season also had the most retired names of any Pacific Hurricane Season.

Name List:

  • Alvin
  • Barbara
  • Cosme
  • Dalila
  • Erick
  • Flossie
  • Gil
  • Henriette
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    Timeline of the 2019 Pacific Hurricane Season

  • Ivo
  • Juliette
  • Kiko
  • Lorena
  • Mario
  • Narda
  • Octave
  • Priscilla
  • Raymond
  • Sonia
  • Tico
  • Velma
  • Wallis
  • Xina
  • York
  • Zelda

Storms

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Maria Sept 15 2011 1740Z Alvin2019
DurationApril 17 – April 22
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  971 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Alvin

Early in the season, a low pressure area formed into Tropical Depression One-E. A day later, it developed into Alvin. It developed into a category 2 hurricane and made landfall on Mexico on April 21, causing some damage. It dissipated on the next day. Alvin caused $50 million in damage and two fatalities.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Fiona 2016-08-20 1610Z Barbara2019
DurationApril 30 – May 2
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Barbara

The same low pressure area that spawned Alvin brought a strong wave into the EPac. It developed into TD Two-E on April 30, and into minimal TS Barbara on May 1. It weakened to a remnant low the next day.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Norbert Sept 06 2014 1845Z Cosme2019
DurationMay 1 – May 11
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  952 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Cosme

Cosme developed shortly after Barbara, and was forecast to be a category 1 hurricane. However, conditions became more favorable than anticipated, allowing Cosme to rapidly intensify, becoming a strong category 3 major hurricane as it landed on Baja California. This storm caused tons of damage, due to its unexpected formation date catching Mexico off guard. Cosme dissipated on May 11. Cosme caused $2.5 billion in damage and 32 fatalities.

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Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Julio Aug 7 2014 2010Z Dalia2019
DurationMay 5 – May 12
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Dalila

Dalila continued the streak of early season hurricanes, forming on May 5. it went out to sea and peaked as a moderate category 2 hurricane. After that, wind shear picked up and tore Dalila to a remnant low in about two days. Dalila had no impacts on land.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Douglas Jul 1 2014 2100Z Walaka2019
DurationMay 25 – May 27
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Walaka

On May 25, after a period of inactivity, a TD developed in the Central Pacific. A day later, it organized into Walaka. It moved into the open sea for a few days. It became a remnant low on May 27. Walaka had no land impact.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
09L 2015-09-16 1350Z Erick2019
DurationJune 3 – June 6
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Erick

Tropical Storm Erick develop in early June. The storm tracked north. TS Warnings were posted in the Baja Penninsula, but Erick was torn apart before it could do so. Its remnants did pass over the Baja, however.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Grace 2015-09-06 Flossie2019
DurationJune 6 – June 11
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie was originally forecast to become a category 2 hurricane. However, shear kept Flossie at 70 mph. Flossie did have a hurricane look to it, but recon found no hurricane force winds. Flossie weakened to a remnant low on June 11 with no land impact.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Dolores 2015-07-15 1755Z Gil2019
DurationJune 13 – June 20
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Gil

Gil was a strong category 1 hurricane that caused damage on the Baja Penninsula. Although it did not make landfall, it passed close enough to bring hurricane force winds, causing some damage. After being hit by Cosme a month earlier however, preparations were put in place, which only resulted in 1 fatality. $500 million in damage occurred, however.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ida 2015-09-22 1625Z Henriette2019
DurationJune 13 – June 15
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Henriette

Henriette was a strong tropical storm that had no land impacts. It could have been a hurricane, but shear kept it weak. It formed on June 13 and dissolved on June 15.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Tina 30 September 1992 Ivo2019
DurationJuly 2 – July 9
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Ivo

Ivo was the year's second major, although it would only be a taste of what was to come. It peaked as a moderate C3 in open water before starting a weakening trend. It became a remnant low on July 9. Ivo had no land impact.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Felicia 2015-07-23 1845Z Juliette2019
DurationJuly 5 – July 12
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Juliette

Juliette formed from the remnants of an atlantic storm on July 5. It threatened the Baja, but moved to sea with no casualties. Juliette caused 5 dollars in damage on the Baja.

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Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Marie 2014-08-24 2043Z MODIS Aqua 250m Kiko2019
DurationJuly 6 – July 20
Peak intensity180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  909 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Kiko

Kiko was a powerful and deadly hurricane. It formed from a wave on July 6. It was named Kiko 12 hours later. It then began a steady intensification trend as it passed through the gulf of California, peaking as a very strong category 5 hurricane. it's slow movement resulted in record damages throughout Mexico. On July 18, Kiko made landfall in northern Mexico. It managed to remain tropical through the central USA until it became remnants on July 20. In the end, Kiko caused $42 billion in damage, and 217 fatalities.

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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
HR Frank 1992 Lorena2019
DurationJuly 8 – July 19
Peak intensity145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  939 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Lorena

Lorena continued the major streak, peaking as a moderate category 4 hurricane in open waters. While being much weaker, Lorena passed north of Hawaii, with the eye wall being only 20 miles off shore of the Big Island. This resulted in strong winds and lots of flooding. Lorena became remnants on July 19. Lorena caused $8 million in damage and no fatalities.

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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Paul Oct 15 2012 Mario2019
DurationJuly 12 – July 21
Peak intensity155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  922 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Mario

Mario was the third major of the streak, developing into a TD on July 12. Mario soon began a period of rapid intensification and the NOAA noted the possibility of Mario becoming a category 5 hurricane. However, Mario made landfall on Mexico before that could happen, peaking as a strong category 4 hurricane. The remnants of Mario managed to enter the GoM, where it redeveloped into a Tropical Storm and hit Louisiana. In total, Mario caused 79 fatalities and $7.1 billion in damage.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Subtropical Storm One 22 apr 1992 1834Z Narda2019
DurationJuly 27 – July 30
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Narda

Narda existed in the open pacific and had no land impacts. It formed on July 27 and dissolved on July 30.
Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Frances 24 oct 1992 1210Z Akoni2019
DurationJuly 27 – August 2
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Aletta May 15 2012 1745Z Octave2019
DurationAugust 1 – August 5
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Akoni

Akoni was a strong C2 hurricane that impacted Hawaii. It moved through the state as a C1, and peaked in the open waters to the north. Akoni became a remnant low on August 2. Akoni caused $250 million in damage and 2 fatalities.

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Tropical Storm Octave

Octave was one of the only pacific cyclones to land on two places (not counting Baja storms that go inland). Octave made a landfall on mainland Mexico, and moved back to sea. It then made a second landfall near the edge of the Baja Penninsula. Octave than went out to sea and dissipated. Octave caused $700 million in damage and 17 fatalities.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Nicole 30 nov 1998 1719Z Priscilla2019
DurationAugust 12 – August 18
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Priscilla

On August 12, a TD formed. It slowly developed, intensifying into TS Priscilla on August 14, it intensified from there, becoming a minimal hurricane before shear weakened it. Priscilla became a remnant low on August 18, with no impacts.

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Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Cristina Jun 12 2014 1740Z Raymond2019
DurationAugust 16 – August 27
Peak intensity190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min)  881 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Raymond

Raymond was the second hurricane to hit California, after Bud the previous year. It did so as a minimal category 3 hurricane, but peaked as a C5 in open waters. It did cause some damage in Baja Mexico as well. Despite Raymond's impressive intensity, damage was fairly low. In total, Raymond caused $1.2 billion in damage and 30 fatalities.
Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kirk Aug 30 2012 1610Z Sonia2019
DurationAugust 30 – September 9
Peak intensity100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Sonia

Sonia was a long-tracked category 2 hurricane. Initially, after Sonia's naming, further development was inhibited due to shear in the area. Sonia fluctuated in intensity between minimal TS and TD status for several days. On September 5, Sonia entered favorable conditions, allowing intensification. Sonia rapidly intensified, becoming a weak C2 hurricane. Sonia approached Hawaii, impacting it as a C1 and a TS. It then moved north, becoming remnants on September 9. Sonia caused $950 million in damage and 17 fatalities in Hawaii.
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Oscar Oct 4 2012 1330Z Tico2019
DurationSeptember 20 – September 22
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1010 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Tico

Tico was a very weak Tropical Storm that had no land impact. It formed on September 20, and dissolved on September 22.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tony Oct 24 2012 1615Z Velma2019
DurationSeptember 27 – September 28
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1012 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Velma

Velma had one of the highest pressures ever recorded in a Tropical Storm. It peaked at 45 mph, but only 1012 mbar. it made landfall in Mexico and dissipated that evening. Velma caused $60 in damage.

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Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane daniel 2006 Wallis2019
DurationSeptember 28 – October 4
Peak intensity130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  951 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Wallis

Wallis was a very powerful hurricane that stayed out to sea. It was one of the only annular hurricanes that year, showing an impressive image on October 1. It then began a weakening trend, becoming a remnant low on October 4. Wallis had no land impact.

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Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Kyle 26 sept 2002 1710Z Ema2019
DurationOctober 11 – October 16
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Ema

Ema developed as a TD in the East Pacific, but failed to intensify until it reached the Central Pacific, and was named Ema. It rapidly intensified into a C3 major hurricane. It initially threatened Hawaii, but turned to the north. Ema became remnants on October 16, with no land impact.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Josephine2002 Hone2019
DurationOctober 14 – October 16
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Hone

Hone was a strong tropical storm with no major impacts. It formed on October 14 and became remnant a low on October 16. Hone brought some rain to Hawaii.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Depression Two (2000) Xina2019
DurationOctober 19 – October 23
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Xina

Xina was a moderate tropical storm that impacted Mexico as remnants. It weakened to a TD on October 21, but re-intensified into a TS on October 22. It then began to weaken again and became remnants on October 23. Xina caused $3 million in damage in Mexico.

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Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Joyce2000 York2019
DurationOctober 26 – October 30
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  968 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane York

York was a deadly and damaging category 2 hurricane that hit mainland Mexico. While having a poor appearance on satellite imagery, recon recorded 110 mph winds in the storm. It made landfall in Mexico on October 29, causing significant damage. The remnants of York were last recorded in south Texas on November 1. Due to extreme damages and landslides. York caused $11.6 billion in damage and 115 fatalities.
Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Ioke, MODIS image on August 24, 2006, 2155 UTC Zelda2019
DurationNovember 7 – November 22
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  932 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Zelda

Zelda was a very impressive hurricane that managed to peak as a minimal C5. The storm formed on November 7, and moved mainly westward. Zelda was briefly a concern for Hawaii, but turned north instead. Zelda became a remnant low on November 22, and the remnants got all the way up to Alaska. Zelda caused no damage or fatalities.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Isaac 01 oct 2006 1435Z Alpha2019
DurationNovember 12 – November 15
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

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Hurricane Alpha

Another system developed on November 12, and was named Alpha on November 13. This year marked the first time the EPac used the greek letter back up list. It impacted the Baja Penninsula and Mexico. Eventually, Alpha dissipated inland on November 15. Alpha caused 2 fatalities and $27 million in damage.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TS debby 2006 Beta2019
DurationNovember 27 – December 3
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Beta

After some inactivity, Beta formed on November 27. It was a slow moving storm that peaked at 50 mph. It became a remnant low on December 3. Beta had no land impacts.

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Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD ten 2004 Gamma2019
DurationDecember 11 – December 12
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

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Tropical Storm Gamma

The last named storm developed on December 11. I rapidly intensified into a 60 mph TS but began a rapid weakening trend soon after. It dissolved the next day. Gamma had no land impact.

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Names

The entire name list was used this year, and three greek letters had to be used.

Retirement

The names Cosme, Kiko, Mario, Raymond, and York were retired. They will be replaced with Christopher, Kian, Mitchell, Ralph, and Yoda in the 2025 season.

Central Pacific

The name Akoni was retired. It will be replaced with Alola.

Name list for 2025

  • Alvin
  • Barbara
  • Christopher
  • Dalila
  • Erick
  • Flossie
  • Gil
  • Henriette
  • Ivo
  • Juliette
  • Kian
  • Lorena
  • Mitchell
  • Narda
  • Octave
  • Priscilla
  • Ralph
  • Sonia
  • Tico
  • Velma
  • Wallis
  • Xina
  • Yoda
  • Zelda


2019 East Pacific tropical cyclone statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(USD)
Deaths


Alvin April 17 – April 22 Category 2 hurricane 105 971 Mexico 50 2
Barbara April 30 – May 2 Tropical storm 40 1004 None None None
Cosme May 1 – May 11 Category 3 hurricane 125 952 Baja California, Western USA 2506 32
Dalila May 5 – May 12 Category 2 hurricane 105 967 None None None
Walaka May 25 – May 27 Tropical storm 60 996 None None None
Erick June 3 – June 6 Tropical storm 45 1008 Baja California minimal None
Flossie June 6 – June 11 Tropical storm 70 989 None None None
Gil June 13 – June 20 Category 1 hurricane 90 980 Baja California 500 1
Henriette June 13 – June 15 Tropical storm 60 1001 None None None
Ivo July 2 – July 9 Category 3 hurricane 120 940 None None None
Juliette July 5 – July 12 Tropical storm 65 988 Baja California .0005 None
Kiko July 6 – July 20 Category 5 hurricane 180 909 Baja California, Mexico, USA 42050 217
Lorena July 8 – July 19 Category 4 hurricane 145 939 Hawaii 8 None
Mario July 12 – July 21 Category 4 hurricane 155 922 Baja California, Mexico, USA 7167 79
Narda July 27 – July 30 Tropical storm 50 1000 None None None
Akoni July 27 – August 2 Category 2 hurricane 110 976 Hawaii 250 2
Octave August 1 – August 5 Tropical storm 60 1004 Baja California, Mexico 700 17
Priscilla August 12 – August 16 Category 1 hurricane 75 994 None None None
Raymond August 16 – August 27 Category 5 hurricane 190 881 Baja California, USA 1280 30
Sonia August 30 – September 9 Category 2 hurricane 100 965 Hawaii 950 17
Tico September 20 – September 22 Tropical storm 40 1010 None None None
Velma September 27 – September 28 Tropical storm 45 1012 Mexico .006 None
Wallis September 28 – October 4 Category 4 hurricane 130 951 None None None
Ema October 11 – October 16 Category 3 hurricane 115 962 None None None
Hone October 14 – October 16 Tropical storm 70 984 Hawaii Minimal None
Xina October 19 – October 23 Tropical storm 65 1001 Mexico 3 None
York October 26 – October 30 Category 2 hurricane 110 968 Mexico 11650 115
Zelda November 7 – November 22 Category 5 hurricane 160 932 None None None
Alpha November 12 – November 15 Category 1 hurricane 80 978 Baja California, Mexico 27 2
Beta November 27 – December 3 Tropical storm 50 1003 None None None
Gamma December 11 – December 12 Tropical storm 60 1007 None None None
Season Aggregates
31 systems April 17 – December 12   190 881 Mexico, Hawaii, Baja California $66.64 billion 534
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