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2016 Atlantic hurricane season
2016 Atlantic hurricane season.jpg
First storm formed June 4
Last storm dissipated November 5
Strongest storm Karl - 891 mb, 185 mph
Total depressions 20
Total storms 17
Hurricanes 11
Major hurricanes 5
Total damages $102.35 billion (2015 USD)
Total fatalities 2,287

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2016 and ended November 30th, 2016.



Seasonal forecastsEdit

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 31, 2016 12-15 5-10 1-3
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Actual activity 17 11 5


Season SummaryEdit

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active hurricane season since the 2012 season

This season featured 20 Depressions, 17 named storms, 11 hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes.. Which was the most Major Hurricanes featured in one season since 2010

The Season started on June 4th with Tropical Storm Alex and ended with Tropical Storm Richard Dissipating on November 5th.


Through the course of the season, Many of the Tropical Cyclones that formed made landfall, with the United States receiving the most landfalls during the season, with at least 5 Storms making landfall in the United States, with Hurricane Nicole being the strongest to make landfall in the US.

Tropical Depression Two was the first of the season to make landfall, having made landfall in Florida in Early-July.

In Early-August, Hurricane Colin struck Eastern Texas as an 85 mph (140 km/h) Hurricane, causing serious damages and even disrupting a Democratic Campaign Speech happening in Nearby Lake Charles, LA

Later in August, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Western Florida as a 75 mph (120 km/h) Hurricane.

In Early-September, Hurricane Ian brought Hurricane-Conditions to North Carolina, disrupting many labor-day events.

Later in September, Mexico suffered hits from two Landfalling Tropical Cyclones, the first was Hurricane Julia, a weak Category-1.. the next being the most devastating storm of the season.. Hurricane Karl, which became the first Category-5 in the Atlantic Basin since 2007`s Felix, as well as the strongest hurricane in the atlantic since 2005`s Wilma, which also peaked at 185 mph (295 km/h)

In October, the United States took a devastating hit from Hurricane Nicole, which became the first Major Hurricane to hit anywhere in the US in about Ten Years, making landfall Western Louisiana as a 115 mph (185 km/h) Category-3 on Late on October 8th.

Tropical Depression Seventeen also had some effects in southern Florida in Early-October..

And Finally, Tropical Storm Richard, the final storm of the Season, made landfall in eastern Alabama at Peak Intensity, before Dissipating on November 5th, thus ending an Active 2016 Atlantic hurricane season


The Season Collectively caused $102.35 billion (USD) in Damage and killed 2,287 People, and ranked as perhaps the 2nd Costliest Atlantic hurricane season


StormsEdit

Storms
TS Alex
TD Two
C3 Bonnie
C1 Colin
TS Danielle
C3 Earl
C1 Fiona
TS Gaston
SD Nine
C4 Hermine
C2 Ian
C1 Julia
C5 Karl
TS Lisa
C1 Matthew
C4 Nicole
TD Seventeen
C1 Otto
TS Paula
TS Richard

Tropical Storm AlexEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Sebastien (1995).jpg Tropical Storm Alex (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration June 4 – June 10
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  989 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression TwoEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Jerry 23 August 1995.jpg Tropical Depression Two (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration June 30 – July 1
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

Main article: Tropical Depression Two (2016)


Hurricane BonnieEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Gert (1999) - Cropped - 1.JPG Hurricane Bonnie (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration July 16 – July 31
Intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min),  945 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane ColinEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane-erin-nasa.gif Hurricane Colin (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 1 – August 7
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  980 mbar (hPa)

Main article: Hurricane Colin (2016)


Tropical Storm DanielleEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Karen 28 August 1995.jpg Tropical Storm Danielle (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 5 – August 12
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  986 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane EarlEdit

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Gustav (1990).jpg Hurricane Earl (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 11 – August 26
Intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min),  959 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane FionaEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Irene2005.jpg Hurricane Fiona (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 16 – August 23
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  979 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm GastonEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Fran (1990).jpg Tropical Storm Gaston (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 20 – August 24
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  995 mbar (hPa)


Subtropical Depression NineEdit

Subtropical depression (SSHS)
Unnamed Subtropical Storm (1997).jpg Subtropical Depression Nine (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 23 – August 25
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane HermineEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Helene 23 sept 1988 1042Z.jpg Hurricane Hermine (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration August 31 – September 16
Intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min),  934 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane IanEdit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Dennis (1999) - Cropped - 1.jpg Hurricane Ian (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 2 – September 16
Intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min),  958 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane JuliaEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Scott (1997).PNG Hurricane Julia (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 7 – September 13
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  981 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane KarlEdit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
STY Ginger 1997.jpg Hurricane Karl (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 10 – September 26
Intensity 185 mph (295 km/h) (1-min),  891 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm LisaEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
TS Lorenzo 30 oct 2001 1710Z.jpg Tropical Storm Lisa (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 16 – September 20
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  998 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane MatthewEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Bonnie 16 aug 1980 1028Z N6.jpg Hurricane Matthew (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 21 – September 28
Intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min),  973 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane NicoleEdit

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Lili (2002) - Cropped - 1.jpg Hurricane Nicole (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 30 – October 12
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  930 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression SeventeenEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Tropical Wave.jpg Tropical Depression Seventeen (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration September 30 – October 2
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane OttoEdit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Frances (1992).jpg Hurricane Otto (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration October 6 – October 13
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  987 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm PaulaEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Bret (1993).jpg Tropical Storm Paula (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration October 19 – October 22
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm RichardEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Arlene Jun 10 2015 UTC.jpg Tropical Storm Richard (2016 - Track).jpg
Duration October 31 – November 5
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  988 mbar (hPa)





TimelineEdit

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm namesEdit

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2016 season, The name Ian was used for the first time in 2016.

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary (unused)
  • Tobias (unused)
  • Virginie (unused)
  • Walter (unused)

RetirementEdit

During the WMO meeting on April 20th, 2017, the names Karl and Nicole were officially retired Due to the Damage and Deaths they've caused. They were replaced by Kraig and Nikita for the 2022 season.

-The List for 2022-

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Kraig
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nikita
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Walter


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) RatingEdit

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 43.0 Karl 12 4.50 Danielle
2 27.1 Nicole 13 4.25 Richard
3 24.0 Hermine 14 3.75 Alex
4 17.9 Bonnie 15 3.00 Gaston
5 13.5 Earl 16 2.25 Lisa
6 10.5 Ian 17 1.75 Paula
7 7.10 Matthew 18 0.00 Storm
8 6.35 Fiona 19 0.00 Storm
9 6.00 Colin 20 0.00 Storm
10 5.21 Julia 21 0.00 Storm
11 4.84 Otto 22 0.00 Storm
Total=185

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 total.


Season effectsEdit

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2015 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2016 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm name Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min wind

mph (km/h)

Min.press.(mbar) Areas affected Damage (millions USD) Deaths


Alex June 4 – June 10 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 None 0 0
Two June 30 – July 1 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1002 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas 5 5
Bonnie July 16 – July 31 Category 3 hurricane 125 (205) 945 None 0 0
Colin August 1 – August 7 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 980 US Gulf Coast (Texas) 500 13
Danielle August 5 – August 12 Tropical storm 70 (110) 986 None 0 0
Earl August 11 – August 26 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 959 None 0 0
Fiona August 16 – August 23 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 979 US Gulf Coast (Florida), Cuba 400 10
Gaston August 20 – August 24 Tropical storm 60 (95) 995 Venezuela 5 4
Nine August 23 – August 25 Subtropical depression 35 (55) 1004 None 0 0
Hermine August 31 – September 16 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 934 None 0 0
Ian September 2 – September 16 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 958 US East Coast (North Carolina), The Bahamas 140 9
Julia September 7 – September 13 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 981 None 250 20
Karl September 10 – September 26 Category 5 hurricane 185 (295) 891 Mexico 65,000 2,014
Lisa September 16 – September 20 Tropical storm 45 (75) 998 Bermuda Minor 0
Matthew September 21 – September 28 Category 1 hurricane 90 (150) 973 None 0 0
Nicole September 30 – October 12 Category 4 hurricane 150 (240) 930 US Gulf Coast (Louisiana), Cuba, Mexico 35,000 200
Seventeen September 30 – October 2 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas Minor 0
Otto October 6 – October 13 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 Bermuda Minor 0
Paula October 19 – October 22 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1000 Mexico 5 5
Richard October 31 – November 5 Tropical storm 70 (110) 988 US Gulf Coast (Alabama), The Bahamas 45 7
Season Aggregates
20 cyclones June 4 – November 5   185 (295) 891 $102.35 billion 2,287

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