The eastern Pacific hurricane season 2015 runs from 15 May through 30 November, with the peak of the season being July-September.
Since late May, three hurricanes have formed in the basin, an incredibly active start to a hurricane season thanks to El Niño.
The outlooks for both the eastern and central Pacific hurricane regions called for a 70% chance of an above-normal season.
For the eastern Pacific, the predicted ranges of activity (with a 70% likelihood for each range) included 15-22 named storms, with 7-12 becoming hurricanes, of which 5-8 could be major hurricanes.
These ranges are centered well above the season averages of 15-16 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes.
If the predicted upper bound of eight major hurricanes occurs, it would tie for the most recorded in the 1971-2014 observational record.