1978 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Eastern Pacific

Individual Storm Summary

Winds in knots, pressure in millibars, category is based on Saffir-Simpson scale.

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Hurricane ALETTA 30 MAY- 1 JUN 65 - 1 
2Tropical Storm BUD 17-20 JUN 50 - - 
3Hurricane CARLOTTA 17-25 JUN 115 - 4 
4Hurricane DANIEL 26 JUN- 3 JUL 100 - 3 
5Tropical Storm EMILIA 6-10 JUL 55 - - 
6Hurricane FICO 9-28 JUL 120 - 4 
7Hurricane GILMA 13-20 JUL 100 - 3 
8Hurricane HECTOR 22-29 JUL 120 - 4 
9Hurricane IVA 11-15 AUG 65 - 1 
10Hurricane JOHN 18-30 AUG 90 - 2 
11Hurricane KRISTY 18-28 AUG 90 - 2 
12Tropical Storm LANE 19-24 AUG 45 - - 
13Hurricane MIRIAM 23 AUG- 2 SEP 80 - 1 
14Hurricane NORMAN 30 AUG- 7 SEP 120 - 4 
15Hurricane OLIVIA 20-23 SEP 65 - 1 
16Tropical Storm PAUL 23-27 SEP 40 - - 
17Hurricane ROSA 2- 7 OCT 75 - 1 
18Hurricane SUSAN 18-24 OCT 115 - 4 
19Tropical Storm SERGIO 18-21 OCT 35 - - 

Saffir-Simpson Scale

The chart color codes intensity (category based on Saffir-Simpson scale):

Type Category Pressure (mb) Winds
(knots)
Winds
(mph)
Line Color
Depression TD ----- < 34 < 39 Green
Tropical Storm TS ----- 34-63 39-73 Yellow
Hurricane 1 > 980 64-82 74-95 Red
Hurricane 2 965-980 83-95 96-110 Light Red
Hurricane 3 945-965 96-112 111-130 Magenta
Hurricane 4 920-945 113-135 131-155 Light Magenta
Hurricane 5 < 920 >135 >155 White

NOTE: Pressures are in millibars and winds are in knots where one knot is equal to 1.15 mph


Individual Storm Details

Tropical Storm SERGIO (18-21 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Hurricane SUSAN (18-24 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4

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Hurricane ROSA (02-07 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm PAUL (23-27 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Hurricane OLIVIA (20-23 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Hurricane NORMAN (30 AUG-07 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 120 Category: 4

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Hurricane MIRIAM (23 AUG-02 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm LANE (19-24 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Hurricane KRISTY (18-28 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2

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Hurricane JOHN (18-30 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2

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Hurricane IVA (11-15 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Hurricane HECTOR (22-29 JUL)
Storm - Max Winds: 120 Category: 4

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Hurricane GILMA (13-20 JUL)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Hurricane FICO (09-28 JUL)
Storm - Max Winds: 120 Category: 4

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Tropical Storm EMILIA (06-10 JUL)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Hurricane DANIEL (26 JUN-03 JUL)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Hurricane CARLOTTA (17-25 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4

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Tropical Storm BUD (17-20 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 50

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Hurricane ALETTA (30 MAY-01 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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