I'm starting a project to document the most intense hurricanes of the Eastern North Pacific basin. Since aircraft reconnaissance is not normally conducted in this basin, many of the peak intensities of storms listed below come from satellite estimates.
Hurricane Linda 1997 160 kt 902 mb attained a 3-h average Objective Dvorak T# of 7.8 (aircraft recon went in later and found a very strong storm)
Hurricane Kenna 2002 145 kt 913 mb also sampled after the peak by aircraft recon, hit Mexico as a category 4 hurricane
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