It’s been a busy hurricane season in the Pacific. So busy, it could break a record. If you’re counting, 24 named storms have formed so far this season in the Eastern and Central Pacific.
If another one forms in the Eastern Pacific, it will be called Yolanda. And that’s not outside the realm of possibility. The hurricane season in the Pacific doesn’t wrap up until Nov. 30.
To find a busier Pacific hurricane season — at least since weather tracking satellites were available starting in the 1960s — you’d have to go back to 1992. That year, there were 27 storms that originated in the Eastern and Central Pacific.