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1968 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm formed May 12
Last storm dissipated November 23
Strongest storm Gladys - 115 mph, 959 mbar
Total depressions 12
Total storms 12
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes 1
Total damages $750 million (1968 USD)
Total fatalities 190

The 1968 Atlantic hurricane season was semi-active.

In Reality, this season saw Eight Storms and Five Hurricanes, but no major, and the only hurricanes that happened were only of Category-1 intensity, strengthening no further than 85 mph.



StormsEdit

Hurricane AbbyEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Gladys 1968.jpg
Duration May 12 – May 17
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  981 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane BrendaEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Abby Jun 4 1968 1204Z.jpg
Duration June 2 – June 8
Intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min),  970 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm CandyEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Frances Sept 27 1968.png
Duration July 2 – July 5
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane DollyEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Debra 1959.JPG
Duration July 31 – August 6
Intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min),  972 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm EdnaEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Debbie (1965).jpg
Duration August 16 – August 20
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  995 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane FrancesEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
STS 01 Sept 20 1968.png
Duration September 1 – September 5
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  987 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane GladysEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 10 – September 20
Intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min),  959 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm HannahEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Arlene (1967).jpg
Duration September 15 – September 21
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  986 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm IngridEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Inga analysis 6 Nov 1961.png
Duration September 30 – October 4
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  996 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane JanetEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Betsy (1956).JPG
Duration October 16 – October 24
Intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min),  970 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm KatyEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
DollyAug919682054UTCESSA5.gif
Duration November 1 – November 5
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  989 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm LilaEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
CandyJune2119682112UTCESSA5.gif
Duration November 19 – November 23
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  998 mbar (hPa)



TimelineEdit

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) RatingEdit

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 16.0 Gladys 13 0.00 Storm
2 11.15 Janet 14 0.00 Storm
3 7.22 Brenda 15 0.00 Storm
4 6.64 Dolly 16 0.00 Storm
5 5.53 Abby 17 0.00 Storm
6 5.24 Frances 18 0.00 Storm
7 4.98 Hannah 19 0.00 Storm
8 4.31 Katy 20 0.00 Storm
9 3.86 Edna 21 0.00 Storm
10 3.50 Ingrid 22 0.00 Storm
11 3.01 Lila 23 0.00 Storm
12 2.50 Candy 24 0.00 Storm
Total=73.94

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season totals.

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