1999 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm formed June 10
Last storm dissipated October 15
Strongest storm Emily and Lenny - 915 mb, 165 mph
Total depressions 14
Total storms 14
Hurricanes 12
Major hurricanes 8
Total damages $65 billion (2016 USD)
Total fatalities 1,000

The 1999 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1999 and ended November 30th, 1999.


Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

List of stormsEdit

Hurricane ArleneEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Charley 13 aug 2004 1635Z.jpg Arlene1999.png
Duration June 10 – June 21
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  932 mbar (hPa)

The origins of Arlene can be traced back to a relatively strong tropical wave the emerged off the coast of Africa. The wind shear hindered it from organizing, but the wind shear dissipated. It strengthened into Tropical Depression One on June 10 in a region of warm waters and low wind shear. Roughly a day later, the convection of the depression organized to be upgraded to a Tropical Storm, which was given the name Arlene. After 12 hours over warm waters, Arlene strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. Explosive intensification ensued, and in less than 24 hours Arlene intensified into a Category 3 hurricane. Dry air hindered anymore intensification, and Arlene was downgraded into a Category 2 hurricane about 12 hours later. After maintaining it's intensity for a day, Arlene intensified once again, and became a Category 4 hurricane just before hitting Jamaica on the night of June 14. Due to land contact, Arlene started to significantly weaken, and by emerging into sea Arlene was a Category 2 hurricane. Entering in a region of dry air and wind shear, Arlene weakened into a Category 2 hurricane. After roughly 18 hours, Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm and observed winds of 65 mph, thus downgrading Arlene into a Tropical Storm.

On the late night of June 15, Arlene made landfall at the very west tip of Cuba, and collapsed convection around the eye ensued. Arlene was downgraded into a Tropical Depression, and was forecast to restrengthen and hit Punta Gorda as a weak tropical storm. However, Arlene entered in a region of warm waters and no wind shear, and Arlene was upgraded back into a tropical storm. A developing trough hindered Arlene from moving north, and Arlene slowed down to stationary for a few hours before finally recurving towards Florida. By this time, Arlene has winds of over 150 mph and 932 mbar. Arlene weakened into a Category 3 before hitting Florida with winds of 120 mph. Arlene moved north and weakened into a tropical depression before being declared a remnant low over Maryland. Hurricane Arlene caused $4.67 billion USD in damage and 45 deaths. The name was retired and was replaced with Aretha.

Hurricane BretEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Klaus 05 oct 1990 1738Z.jpg Bret1999.png
Duration June 25 – June 30
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  984 mbar (hPa)
A tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa on June 19. It continued to get more organized. By June 25 it became Tropical Depression Two while a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands. Over the next two days it slowly organized more. By June 27 it became a tropical storm and was named "Bret", continuing to strengthen it made landfall in the Leeward Islands as a 60 mph tropical storm on July 28. The next day it became a hurricane while approaching Haiti. However due to increasing westerly wind shear it weakened down to a tropical storm, it made landfall in Haiti as a 40 mph tropical storm on June 30, quickly dissipating.

Hurricane CindyEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Wilma 21 oct 2005 1625Z.jpg Cindy1999.png
Duration July 4 – July 20
Intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min),  926 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm DennisEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Isaac Aug 28 2012 1630Z.jpg Dennis1999.png
Duration July 23 – July 26
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane EmilyEdit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Hugo 1989 sept 21 1844Z.jpg Emily1999.png
Duration July 31 – August 14
Intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min),  915 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane FloydEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Kate (2003)- Good pic.jpg Floyd1999.png
Duration August 8 – August 16
Intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min),  941 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm GertEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Ingrid Sept 14 2013 1645Z.jpg Gert1999.png
Duration August 15 – August 19
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane HarveyEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Alex hurricane.jpg Harvey1999.png
Duration August 20 – August 30
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  927 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane IreneEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Igor 2010-09-12 1600Z.jpg Irene1999C3.png
Duration August 27 – September 5
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  956 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane JoseEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Isabel 17 sept 2003 1509Z.jpg Jose1999.png
Duration September 7 – September 20
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  965 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane KatrinaEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Edouard- NEUS.JPG Katrina1999.png
Duration September 18 – September 27
Intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min),  934 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane LennyEdit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Eugene (2011).jpg Lenny1999.png
Duration September 28 – October 11
Intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min),  915 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane MariaEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Karen Oct 3 2013 1845Z.jpg Maria1999.png
Duration October 4 – October 11
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  981 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane NateEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Claudette 2003 - Radar.jpg Nate1999.png
Duration October 8 – October 15
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  985 mbar (hPa)

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