List of Category 5 Pacific hurricanes: Difference between revisions

A Category&nbsp;5 hurricane is defined as having sustained windspeeds of at least {{convert|137|kn|mph km/h|lk=in}} over a one-minute period {{convert|10|m|ftin}} above the ground.<ref name=SSHS>{{cite web|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml|publisher=[[National Hurricane Center]]|date=2007-08-17|accessdate=2008-09-14|title=The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale}}</ref><ref name=SustainedWinds>{{cite web|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D4.html|publisher=[[Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory]] Hurricane Research Division|work=FAQ: Hurricane, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones|author=[[Chris Landsea]]|accessdate=2006-01-04|title=Subject: D4) What does "maximum sustained wind" mean ? How does it relate to gusts in tropical cyclones?}}</ref> As a tropical cyclone is moving, its wind field is asymmetric. In the northern hemisphere, the strongest winds are on the right side of the storm (relative to the direction of motion). The highest winds given in advisories are those from the right side.<ref name=Semicircles>{{cite web|title=Subject: D4) What does "maximum sustained wind" mean ? How does it relate to gusts in tropical cyclones?|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D6.html|publisher=[[Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory]] Hurricane Research Division|work=FAQ: Hurricane, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones|author=[[Chris Landsea]]|accessdate=2006-01-04}}</ref>
 
Since the [[1950-1969 Pacific hurricane seasons#1959 Season|1959]] season, only 1617 hurricanes are known to have reached Category&nbsp;5 intensity. There are no known Category&nbsp;5 storms occurring before 1959. It is possible that some earlier storms reached Category&nbsp;5 over open waters, but they were never recognized because they never affected land and remained at sea.<ref name="best track">{{cite web|publisher=[[National Hurricane Center]] |title=Eastern North Pacific Tracks File 1949-2007 |accessdate=2008-09-14 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tracks1949to2007_epa.txt |format=plaintext |date=2008-03-21 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20080822035410/http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tracks1949to2007_epa.txt |archivedate=2008-08-22 |deadurl=yes |df= }}</ref>
 
==Category 5 Pacific hurricanes==
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