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1952 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm formed August 14
Last storm dissipated December 22
Strongest storm Irene - 145 mph, 933 mb
Total depressions 16
Total storms 13
Hurricanes 9
Major hurricanes 4
Total damages $1 billion (1952 USD)
Total fatalities 545

The 1952 Atlantic hurricane season was an above average Atlantic tropical cyclone season, with 16 total cyclones, 13 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes forming as the year progressed.


Season summaryEdit

TimelineEdit

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

List of stormsEdit

Tropical Storm AliceEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 14 – August 17
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  997 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane BarbaraEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 17 – August 23
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  978 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression ThreeEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 19 – August 19
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1001 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression FourEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 21 – August 22
Intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm CarolEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 23 – August 25
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  995 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane DollyEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 26 – September 3
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  934 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane EdnaEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 31 – September 5
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  988 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane FelixEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 2 – September 10
Intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min),  974 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm GailEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 4 – September 6
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  990 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane HazelEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 7 – September 18
Intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min),  958 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane IreneEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 11 – September 22
Intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min),  933 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane JillEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 12 – September 20
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  947 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression ThirteenEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 13 – September 13
Intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min),  1011 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane KatherineEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 16 – September 21
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  980 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm LucyEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 25 – October 31
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane MabelEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration December 20 – December 22
Intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min),  973 mbar (hPa)


Storm namesEdit

These names were used to name storms during the 1952 season. It was the first time female names had been used in the Atlantic. Thus, all of these names were used for the first time this year.

  • Alice
  • Barbara
  • Carol
  • Dolly
  • Edna
  • Florence
  • Gail
  • Hazel
  • Irene
  • Jill
  • Katherine
  • Lucy
  • Mabel
  • Norma (unused)
  • Orpha (unused)
  • Patsy (unused)
  • Queen (unused)
  • Rachel (unused)
  • Susie (unused)
  • Tina (unused)
  • Una (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wallis (unused)

RetirementEdit

No names were retired after this year, so this same list was reused for the 1954 season. However, the name Gail would be removed and replaced by Gilda before the start of the 1953 season due to the confusion caused with the weather term "gale".

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