We are exactly one month away from the Pacific Hurricane Season for 2015, which kick off on May 15 and continues until November 1, 2015.
El Niño is still in play this year, which caused 22 named storms last year, including Hurricane Odile being the most destructive making landfall on the Baja California peninsula.
While forecasters are predicting a lower than normal season in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean could see higher than normal activity similar to the 2014 hurricane season.
El Niño brings abnormally warm water temperatures to the Pacific waters that create better conditions for storm formation during the hurricane season. Currently the water temperatures in the Pacific are already showing signs of higher than normal temperatures for this time of the year, leading forecasters to believe the Pacific will see another active year.
The 2015 Pacific hurricane season is a future event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The season will officially start on May 15 in the East Pacific Ocean, and on June 1 in the Central Pacific; they will both end on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year.
The names that will be used for the Pacific Hurricane Season 2015 are as followed: