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2012 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm formed May 19
Last storm dissipated November 29
Strongest storm Sandy - 190 mph, 880 mbar
Total depressions 21
Total storms 19
Hurricanes 14
Major hurricanes 9
Total damages >$69.4 Billion(2012 USD)
Total fatalities >7,000
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season was the most castorphic season in the 2010s.

StormsEdit

Tropical Storm AlbertoEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration May 19 – May 23
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  990 mbar (hPa)
A tropical wave in the caribbean developed into Tropical Depression One on May 19 at 1600 UTC. This depression strengthened into a tropical storm named Alberto at 2300 UTC. On May 21, Alberto attained its peak of 65 mph and 990 mbar. Alberto made landfall in northern Colombia and rapidly weakened to 30 mph Tropical Depression. By May 23, it became extratropical. It caused $40000 in damage.

Subtropical Storm BerylEdit

Subtropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration May 26 – May 31
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1009 mbar (hPa)
A extratropical cyclone became subtropical on May 26 and was called Subtropical Depression Two near the Bahamas. Later that day, Two strengthened to a subtropical storm, given the name "Beryl". Beryl made landfall in Miami, Florida and then weakened to a subtropical depression. Beryl dissipated over New Orleans on May 31.

Hurricane ChrisEdit

Main article: Hurricane Chris
Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration June 25 – July 12
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min), < 945 mbar (hPa)
A tropical wave out in the Atlantic developed straight to Tropical Storm Chris on June 25. Chris strengthened to a hurricane, the first of the season, on June 27. Chris had to deal with wind shear preventing it to develop to a Category 2 hurricane. However Chris went into the Caribbean Sea with low wind shear and strengthened on June 29. On June 30, the National Hurricane Center said that Chris will hit Jamaica at 105 mph but it never happened. Chris became a major hurricane on July 1. It was predicted to strike Yucatan on July 3 and weakened but Chris moved into the Gulf of Mexico. Chris attained its peak as a Category 4 on July 6. Chris made landfall in southern Louisiana on July 8. On July 12, this was the time when Chris dissipated. Chris had caused $1.4 billion in damages especially in southern Louisiana.

Hurricane DebbyEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 5 – July 9
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  981 mbar (hPa)
A low pressure area developed into a tropical depression numbered Four. Four strengthened to Tropical Storm Debby. Debby strengthened to a hurricane. Shortly after, Debby weakened back to a Tropical Storm and then dissipated.

Hurricane ErnestoEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 7 – July 14
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  989 mbar (hPa)
A tropical wave out in the Atlantic became Subtropical Depression Five. Five became tropical and shortly after strengthened into tropical storm Ernesto. Ernesto strengthened into a hurricane on July 8. Ernesto went northeast and weakened on July 10. Ernesto dissipated 4 days later.

Hurricane FlorenceEdit

Main article: Hurricane Florence(2012)
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 21 – July 29
Intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min),  905 mbar (hPa)
On July 21, a tropical depression formed. It was not recoignized until the next day when it strengthened to Tropical Storm Florence. Florence rapidly strengthened to a major hurricane in just one minute. Florence strengthened to a category 5 on July 22. Florence was one of the five "female Category 5s." Florence was absorbed on July 29 by Hurricane Gordon, and Florence was a tropical storm.

Hurricane GordonEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration Late July – July 30/31
Intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min),  979 mbar (hPa)
Nothing much was known about this storm, since the NHC was too lazy to track Gordon. The only thing we know is that Gordon absorbed Florence.

Hurricane HeleneEdit

Main article: Hurricane Helene
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 31 – August 11
Intensity 170 mph (275 km/h) (1-min),  899 mbar (hPa)
Helene began as Tropical Depression Seven on July 31. Seven strengthened to Tropical Storm Helene right at 00:00 UTC August 1. Helene continued to strengthened over the hours. By 06:00 UTC, it was a hurricane. By 18:00 UTC it was a Category 2 hurricane. At 12:00 UTC on August 2, it was a category 3. Then on August 3, it was a Category 5, second of the five "female Category 5s." Helene's pressure dropped from 1007 mbar to 899 mbar from August 1 to August 3. On August 6 it rapidly weakened to a Tropical Depression, recording a rise of pressure from 899 mbar to 1011 mbar. It dissipated on August 11.

Tropical Storm IsaacEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration August 10 – August 14
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  996 mbar (hPa)
On August 10, Tropical Depression Ten formed over the Bahamas. Ten moved and intesified to become Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac then made landfall in the outer banks on August 12. It dissipated on August 13. It caused $100 million in damages.

Tropical Depression ElevenEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
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Duration August 14 – August 15
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1011 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Depression Eleven formed on August 14. It got near Portugal and then dissipated on August 15.

Subtropical Cyclone JoyceEdit

Subtropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration August 16 – August 19
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  1001 mbar (hPa)
August 16 was the time Joyce formed. Joyce was subtropical. It became a "subtropical hurricane" on August 17. It dissipated on August 19.

Subtropical Depression KirkEdit

Subtropical depression (SSHS)
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Duration August 27 – August 28
Intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min),  1016 mbar (hPa)
In post anylasis, Kirk was not a subtropical storm, it was a depression

Hurricane LeslieEdit

Main article: Hurricane Leslie
Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration August 24 – August 29
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  931 mbar (hPa)
Leslie formed on August 24 as a tropical depression numbered Thirteen. Thirteen became Leslie on August 25. Leslie became a Category 4 on August 27. Leslie became extratropical on August 29.

Hurricane MichaelEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration August 31 – September 10
Intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min),  928 mbar (hPa)
On August 30, a tropical wave traveled through Africa and was given a 100% chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next five day. Tropical Depression Fourteen formed from that wave on August 31. Fourteen later became Michael on September 1. Michael strengthened to become a Category 4 hurricane on September 5. It dissipated on September 10.

Tropical Storm NadineEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration September 8 – September 9
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)
Nadine formed on September 8 and dissipated the next day.

Hurricane OscarEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 15 – September 19
Intensity 95 mph (155 km/h) (1-min),  978 mbar (hPa)
Oscar formed on September 15 at 00:15 UTC. Oscar strengthened into a hurricane on September 17. Oscar weakened and became an extratropical low. Oscar's remnants became an Extratropical Depression and then got absorbed.

Hurricane PattyEdit

Main article: Hurricane Patty
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 24 – October 11
Intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min),  891 mbar (hPa)
look at the main article

Hurricane RafaelEdit

Main article: Hurricane Rafael
Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 30 – October 14
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  921 mbar (hPa)
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Hurricane SandyEdit

Main article: Hurricane Sandy
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration October 2 – October 27
Intensity 190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min),  880(record low) mbar (hPa)
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Tropical Storm TonyEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration October 31 – November 5
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  990 mbar (hPa)
While Sandy made landfall as an extratropical Category 2 cyclone, Twenty formed. Twenty became tony the next day on november 1. Tony dissipated on November 5.

Hurricane ValerieEdit

Main article: Hurricane Valerie
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration November 6 – November 29
Intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min),  899 mbar (hPa)
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NamesEdit

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sandy
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William (unused)

RetirementEdit

In the spring of 2013, WMO retired the names Chris, Leslie, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, and Valerie. They will be replaced with Carlos, Lizzy, Pamela, Ryne, Sara, and Victoria. Replacements in bold.

List for 2018Edit

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Carlos
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Lizzy
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Pamela
  • Ryne
  • Sara
  • Tony
  • Victoria
  • William

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