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The 1958 Pacific hurricane season saw thirteen tropical systems.[1] It officially started on May 15, 1958, in the eastern Pacific and lasted until November 30, 1958.[2]

1958 Pacific hurricane season
1958 Pacific hurricane season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJune 6, 1958
Last system dissipatedOctober 30, 1958
Strongest storm
NameEleven
 • Maximum winds85 mph (140 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure960 mbar (hPa; 28.35 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions14
Total storms14
Hurricanes5
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
0
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
Related articles
Pacific hurricane seasons
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960

Contents

SystemsEdit

Hurricane OneEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationJune 6 – June 15
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

On June 14, a tropical storm hit southern Mexico.[1]

Tropical Storm TwoEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationJune 13 – June 15
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Two existed from June 13 to June 15.

Hurricane ThreeEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationJuly 19 – July 21
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Three existed from July 19 to July 21. Hurricane Three was of full hurricane strength when located on the 19th at 18N 129W by observations taken on the WAITEMATA. It traveled directly westward to about 18N 139W on the 21st.[3]

Hurricane FourEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationJuly 21 – July 25
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Four existed from July 21 to July 25. A tropical storm built up at 19N 125W. This tropical storm moved westward and northwestward from the 21st. It became a hurricane on the 23rd near 19N 132W but only for a day. It continued northwestward to about 24N 136W on the 25th then degenerated to a squally area [4]

Tropical Storm FiveEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationJuly 26 – July 30
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Five existed from July 26 to July 30. A tropical storm about 140 mi. west of Acapulco, Mexico was located in the 26th. This storm had winds of 45 to 55 kt. from the time if its identification until the 29th. It moved northwestward off the coast of Mexico finally breaking up into an area of squalls near 26N 117W on the 30th.[5]

Tropical Storm SixEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationJuly 31 – August 1
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Six existed from July 31 to August 1.

Tropical Storm SevenEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationAugust 7 – August 9
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min) 

A tropical storm developed rapidly just east of Hawaii on August 7. It moved westward into Hilo, where its circulation was greatly disrupted. A weakened depression persisted for 2 more days before dissipating. While weak, the storm caused very heavy flooding resulting in $500,000 in damage. A private plane crashed near Hilo Airport on the 7th, killing the pilot and injuring the two passengers.[6]

Tropical Storm EightEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationAugust 13 – August 14
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Eight existed from August 13 to August 14.

Hurricane NineEdit

Hurricane Nine existed from September 6 to September 13.

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationSeptember 6 – September 13
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm TenEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationSeptember 11 – September 12
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

In Mid-September, a tropical storm moved up the Baja California coast.[1]

Hurricane JuneEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationSeptember 20 – September 20
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  963 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon June briefly crossed over the date line on September 20.

Hurricane ElevenEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
  
DurationSeptember 30 – October 5
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

A hurricane moved northward through Baja California and Mexico and dissipated over New Mexico.[1]

Tropical Storm TwelveEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationOctober 14 – October 17
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Twelve existed from October 14 to October 17.

Tropical Storm ThirteenEdit

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
  
DurationOctober 29 – October 30
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

On October 30 a tropical storm hit southwestern Mexico.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e National Hurricane Center; Hurricane Research Division; Central Pacific Hurricane Center. "The Northeast and North Central Pacific hurricane database 1949–2017". United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. A guide on how to read the database is available here.
  2. ^ Dorst Neal. "When is hurricane season?". Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Mariners Weather Log Volume 3 Number 1 Page 14
  4. ^ Mariners Weather Log Volume 3 Number 1 Page 14
  5. ^ Mariners Weather Log Volume 3 Number 1 Page 14
  6. ^ "The 1958 Central Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season". Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Retrieved July 25, 2011.