Timeline of the 1997 Pacific hurricane season

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Timeline of the
1997 Pacific hurricane season
1997 Pacific hurricane season summary map.png
Season summary map
Season boundaries
First system formedJune 1, 1997
Last system dissipatedDecember 6, 1997 [lower-alpha 1]
Strongest system
Name Linda
Maximum winds185 mph (295 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure902 mbar (hPa; 26.64 inHg)
Longest lasting system
Name Guillermo
Duration16.25 days
Storm articles
Other years
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

The 1997 Pacific hurricane season was the most active season since the 1994 season, producing 24  tropical depressions, 19 of which became tropical storms or hurricanes. The season officially started on May 15, 1997 in the Eastern Pacific—designated as the area east of 140°W—and on June 1, 1997 in the Central Pacific, which is between the International Date Line and 140°W. The season officially ended in both basins on November 30, 1997. These dates typically limit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific basin. This timeline documents all the storm formations, strengthening, weakening, landfalls, extratropical transitions, as well as dissipation. The timeline also includes information which was not operationally released, meaning that information from post-storm reviews by the National Hurricane Center, such as information on a storm that was not operationally warned on, has been included.

Contents

The first storm formed on June 1 and the final storm crossed into the western Pacific on December 6, thus ending the season. There were 24 cyclones in both the eastern and central Pacific, including 5 unnamed tropical depressions. Of these, 19 were in the east Pacific; 8 peaked at tropical storm intensity, while 10 reached hurricane status. Seven of these reached Category 3 intensity or higher on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, including central Pacific cyclones Super Typhoons Oliwa and Paka, which became typhoons after crossing into the Western Pacific.

Activity in the Central Pacific was above average; two tropical storms formed in addition to several tropical depressions. Some of the storms entered the region from the east. The 1997 season was the fourth-most active in the Central Pacific since satellite observations began. Nine tropical cyclones entered or formed in the region during that period. [1]

Timeline of storms

Typhoon PakaHurricane Rick (1997)Hurricane PaulineTropical Storm Olaf (1997)Hurricane Nora (1997)Hurricane Linda (1997)Typhoon OliwaTropical Storm Ignacio (1997)Hurricane Guillermo (1997)Tropical Storm Andres (1997)Saffir–Simpson scaleTimeline of the 1997 Pacific hurricane season

May

May 15

June

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The track of Tropical Storm Andres
June 1
June 2
June 6
June 7
Tropical Storm Blanca at peak intensity off Mexico. TropicalStormBlanca1997.JPG
Tropical Storm Blanca at peak intensity off Mexico.
June 9
June 10
June 12
June 21
June 24
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Track of Tropical Storm Carlos
June 25
June 27
June 28
June 29

July

Hurricane Dolores at peak intensity Hurricane dolores (1997).JPG
Hurricane Dolores at peak intensity
July 4
July 5
July 6
July 7
July 10
July 11
July 12
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Hurricane Enrique's track
July 13
July 14
July 15
July 16
Hurricane Felicia at peak strength. Hurricane felicia (1997).JPG
Hurricane Felicia at peak strength.
July 17
July 18
July 19
July 20
July 21
July 22
July 27
July 30
July 31

August

August 1
Track map of Hurricane Guillermo, the first Category 5 hurricane of the season Guillermo 1997 track.png
Track map of Hurricane Guillermo, the first Category 5 hurricane of the season
August 2
August 3
August 4
August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 10
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Image of Tropical Storm Hilda at peak strength
August 11
August 14
August 15
August 16
Track of Tropical Storm Ignacio Ignacio 1997 track.png
Track of Tropical Storm Ignacio
August 17
August 18
August 19
August 25
Hurricane Jimena at peak strength Hurricane jimena (1997).JPG
Hurricane Jimena at peak strength
August 26
August 27
August 29
August 30

September

Track of Tropical Storm/Super Typhoon Oliwa Oliwa 1997 track.png
Track of Tropical Storm/Super Typhoon Oliwa
September 2
September 3
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Image of Tropical Storm Kevin at peak strength
September 4
September 6
September 7
September 9
September 10
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Hurricane Linda at record breaking intensity
September 11
September 12
September 13
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Track of Tropical Storm Marty
September 14
September 15
September 16
September 17
  • 0600 UTC – Tropical Storm Linda weakens into a tropical depression. [18]
September 18
Hurricane Nora just after peak intensity Hurricane Nora (1997) GOES.JPG
Hurricane Nora just after peak intensity
September 19
September 21
September 23
September 25
Tropical Storm Olaf's track Olaf 1997 track.png
Tropical Storm Olaf's track
September 26
September 29

October

October 5
Hurricane Pauline at peak intensity just offshore of Mexico on October 8, 1997 Hurricane Pauline 08 oct 1997 1849Z.jpg
Hurricane Pauline at peak intensity just offshore of Mexico on October 8, 1997
October 6
October 7
October 8
October 9
October 10
October 12
October 31

November

November 1
November 7
November 8
Hurricane Rick at landfall in Mexico at Category 1 hurricane strength Hurricane Rick At Mexican Landfall.JPG
Hurricane Rick at landfall in Mexico at Category 1 hurricane strength
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 30

December

Track map of Typhoon Paka Paka 1997 track.png
Track map of Typhoon Paka
December 2
December 7

See also

Notes

  1. The last storm, Paka, did not dissipate on December 6. It crossed into the Western Pacific, and because it was the final storm of the season, the crossover date is listed on here as the dissipation date. December 23.

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