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** List of California hurricanes **

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A *California hurricane* is a tropical cyclone that affects the state of
California. Usually, only the remnants of tropical cyclones affect
California. Since 1900, two tropical storms have hit California, one by
direct landfall from offshore, another after making landfall in Mexico.

Since 1900, only four tropical cyclones have brought gale-force winds to
the Southwestern United States. They are an unnamed tropical storm that
made landfall near San Pedro in 1939, the remnants of Hurricane Joanne in
1972, the remnants of Hurricane Kathleen in 1976, and Hurricane Nora in
1997 which entered California as a tropical storm. In addition, a
recently-discovered and reconstructed hurricane just missed making landfall
in 1858.

In most cases, rainfall is the only effect that these cyclones have on
California. Sometimes, this rainfall is severe enough to cause flooding and
damage. For example, floods from Hurricane Kathleen devastated Ocotillo,
California and killed several people. Precipitation other than rainfall is
unusual^[1] in tropical cyclones because of their weak updrafts and lack of
supercooled water.^[2]

The remnants of Hurricane Nora over the southwestern United States


· 1 An improbable event
· 2 List of cyclones

· 2.1 Pre 1930
· 2.2 1930s
· 2.3 1940s
· 2.4 1950s
· 2.5 1960s
· 2.6 1970s
· 2.7 1980s
· 2.8 1990s
· 2.9 2000s
· 2.10 2010s

· 3 Climatological statistics
· 4 Deadliest storms
· 5 Modern repeats

· 5.1 Damage
· 5.2 Preparedness

· 6 See also
· 7 References
· 8 External links

*An improbable event[edit]*

There are two reasons why tropical cyclones rarely strike California: sea


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