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Hurricane Season

The deadliest, strongest, and costliest Atlantic storms

Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Season 2014—Predictions

The TSR (Tropical Storm Risk) forecast for Atlantic hurricane activity in 2014 anticipates below-normal activity. The TSR basin forecast has reduced since early December due to the recent anticipated development of a moderate El NiƱo event during summer 2014, and because August-September sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic are expected to be cooler than thought previously. The TSR predicts 2 major hurricanes, 5 hurricanes, and 12 tropical storms.

Hurricane Season 2013—Review

The 2013 Atlantic hurrican season had below-normal activity. TSR reports only 2 hurricanes, no major hurricane, and 13 tropical storms. The U.S. has now gone eight years without a major hurricane landfall--an unprecedented feat since record-keeping began in 1900.

Hurricane Season 2012—Review

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, tied 2011, 2010, 1995, and 1887 for the third most active season in recorded history. In 2012, there were 10 hurricanes, 2 major hurricanes, 19 tropical storms, and 19 tropical cyclones. Total damage was estimated at $76.8 billion and 322 people were killed. Most of the damage was done by the two major hurricanes, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

Hurricane Season 2011—Review

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, tied 2010, 1995, and 1887 for the third highest number of tropical storms with 20, including seven hurricanes, four of them major hurricanes. Hurricanes: Irene, Katia, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina Tropical storms: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Jose, Lee, Sean, tropical depression Ten, unnamed tropical storm.

Hurricane Season 2010—Review

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, produced the third largest number of named storms, with 20, and the second largest number of hurricanes, with 12. This places 2010 as the tenth most active season since 1950. Hurricanes: Alex, Danielle, Earl, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas. Tropical storms: Bonnie, Colin, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Matthew, Nicole.

Hurricane Season 2009—Review

The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, produced fewer, shorter-lived, and generally weaker named storms than in years past. There were nine named storms, three of which became hurricanes and two became major hurricanes. An average season sees 11 named storms, with six becoming hurricanes, including two major hurricanes. The named storms were: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, and Ida.

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