Eric Webb wrote::(Eric Webb wrote:I'm almost certain the ACE record for a tropical cyclone east of the dateline was set by John (1994) at 53.97 units, Hector can actually take that record if it keeps on this pace over the next 5 days before it reaches the dateline.
I stand corrected the record holder is Fico (1978) although John (1994) is a distant second. Fico has 62.8 ACE units east of the dateline, I don’t see how Hector is gonna beat that.
I looked at Fico (never heard of that one) and even that record ACE producer didn't move westwards deep enough in the Wpac to be thrilling to follow. Still waiting on some TC that can travel at a low latitude right in this region and make it to the dateline while still being at 12N roughly or lower. Without interference from great Hawaiian shear belts you could observe a cyclone just going through ebbs and cycles without "distractions" as I put it. Like Hurricane Dean only longer timespans and more favorable conditions. Fico racked up that ACE by moving slowly when it intensified to category 4 and remained a major for a long while. Slow movement is important for this stat and in addition to the above I'd prefer something to move slowly while at 12N.