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ABPZ30 KNHC 011436

800 AM PDT SAT AUG 01 2015

For the eastern North Pacific, east of 140 degrees west longitude:

Six tropical cyclones formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in
July.  Four of those cyclones reached tropical storm strength in
the basin, while a fifth (Ela) became a tropical storm in the
central North Pacific basin.  The sixth cyclone (Tropical Depression
Eight-E) did not reach tropical storm strength.  Dolores and
Guillermo reached hurricane strength, with Dolores also becoming a
major hurricane.

The numbers of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes that
formed in the eastern North Pacific basin in July were normal.
Based on a 30-year average (1981-2010), three or four named storms
typically form in the basin in July, with two becoming hurricanes
and one reaching major hurricane strength.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the basin so far in 2015 has been above normal.  The ACE
through the end of July is about 200 percent of the 1981-2010
median value to date.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at
the website of the National Hurricane Center at

Summary Table

Name                 Dates         Max Wind (mph)
MH  Andres       28 May-4 Jun          145
MH  Blanca       31 May-9 Jun          140
H   Carlos          10-17 Jun           90
TS  Ela**            8-10 Jul           40
MH  Dolores         11-19 Jul          130
TS  Enrique         12-18 Jul           50
TS  Felicia         23-25 Jul           40
TD  Eight-E         27-30 Jul           35
H   Guillermo    30 Jul-               105

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.
** Tropical Storm Ela began in the eastern North Pacific basin as
Tropical Depression Four-E and reached tropical storm status after
moving into the central North Pacific basin.

Hurricane Specialist Unit

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