The 1973 Pacific hurricane season was an above average event in the yearly formation of tropical cyclones in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean. This page will document my opinion on intensities during the season after seeing the information needed to form this opinion. This may include Dvorak numbers, Tropical Cyclone Advisories and reports, and any observations made during the tropical cyclone personally if it made landfall. Based on this summary, there were 12 tropical depressions, 12 tropical storms, 7 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes.


Name SSHWS category 1-min winds Pressure
Ava Category 5 hurricane 165 mph 915 mbar
Bernice Tropical Storm 70 mph 991 mbar
Claudia Tropical Storm 65 mph 996 mbar
Doreen Category 4 hurricane 140 mph 940 mbar
Emily Category 4 hurricane 140 mph 940 mbar
Florence Category 1 hurricane 80 mph 990 mbar
Glenda Tropical Storm 60 mph 998 mbar
Heather Tropical Storm 50 mph 1000 mbar
Irah Category 3 hurricane 120 mph 952 mbar
Jennifer Topical Storm 40 mph 1004 mbar
Katherine Category 2 hurricane 105 mph 969 mbar
Lillian Category 1 hurricane 85 mph 981 mbar


  • A bold name indicates a storm that developed in the central Pacific