Hurricane Carlotta was a short lived but destructive Pacific hurricane in June 2012. The third tropical cyclone and third named storm of the 2012 Pacific hurricane season, Carlotta developed slowly into a tropical depression from a tropical wave. It moved generally west-northwestward and by the following day, strengthened into Tropical Storm Carlotta. Thereafter, gradual intensification occurred and the storm reached hurricane strength on June 15. Rapid intensification ensued further, as Carlotta peaked as a 105 mph (165 km/h) Category 2 hurricane on the same day. The next day the storm began to weaken as it moved onshore Southwestern Mexico. Carlotta continued to weaken rapidly, eventually dissipating on June 16. Throughout Mexico, seven people were killed by Carlotta and damage amounted to MX$1.4 billion (US$107.7 million).[1][2]

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