Hurricanes Traveling from Pacific to Gulf


Have any storms ever formed in the pacific and crossed over into the Gulf with further intensification?  


Yes!  A Pacific storm has crossed Central America into the Atlantic Basin region at least once.  I believe (from hazy memory) that it has happened 2 or 3 times.  
One of those - October 1923 - actually strengthened and made its landfall as a hurricane in Louisiana!

Great Question ... thanks!

Jay Grymes
Chief Meteorologist
WAFB Storm Team