2012 Pacific Hurricane Season

The 2012 Pacific hurricane season was a moderately active Pacific hurricane season. The season officially started on May 15 in the eastern Pacific, and on June 1 in the central Pacific, and ended on November 30; these dates conventionally delimit the period during which most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. However, with the formation of Tropical Storm Aletta on May 14 the season slightly exceeded these bounds.

Hurricane Bud intensified into the first major hurricane of the season, one of three to do so in the month of May. In mid-June, Hurricane Carlotta came ashore near Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Seven people were killed by Carlotta and damage amounted to MX$1.4 billion (US$107.7 million). Hurricane Paul brought significant damage to Baja California Sur. Tropical Storms Hector, John, Kristy, and Norman, as well as Hurricanes Fabio and Miriam all threatened land; however, damage from these storms were relatively minor.

Read more about 2012 Pacific Hurricane Season:  Seasonal Forecasts, Seasonal Summary, Storm Names, Season Effects

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