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Although it's not unheard of to see multiple tropical cyclones at the same time, this is impressive on any scale.
Eight tropical cyclones have not roamed the north Pacific Ocean simultaneously since 1974, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University.
While most of the storms won’t make landfall, there’s a decent chance it’s good news for surfers. Keep an eye on the forecast, because we could be in for a damn good run of swell.
Hurricanes Hilary and Irwin will orbit around a fixed point during the middle of the week, until one storm absorbs the other, in a phenomenon known as the Fujiwhara effect.
What's even more remarkable is that at virtually the same time as the two eastern Pacific storms are interacting, an intensifying typhoon in the Northwest Pacific will also force another, weaker tropical weather system to twirl around its circulation, too.