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Dec
01
2016

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea / Gulf of Mexico

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season has ended. Routine issuance of the NHC Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2017. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant. The PDC will begin issuing its Tropical Cyclone Activity Reports for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico on June 1st, 2017 as well.

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and costliest Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 as well as the deadliest since 2005. This was an above average season that produced a total of 15 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. The season officially started on June 1 and ended on November 30.

The season began nearly five months before the official start, with the first storm, Hurricane Alex forming in the Northeastern Atlantic in mid-January, the first Atlantic January hurricane since Hurricane Alice in 1955. The final storm, Otto, crossed into the Eastern Pacific on November 25th.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tafb_latest/tws_atl_latest.gif2016 Hurricane Season Summary for the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea…and the Gulf of Mexico

First system formed January 12, 2016
Last system dissipated November 25, 2016
Strongest storm
Matthew 160 mph (260 km/h)
Total depressions 16
Total storms 15
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 3
Total fatalities 1,765 total
Total damage ≥ $11.652 billion (2016 USD)
 
Storm name Dates active Storm category at peak intensity Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.(millibar)
Areas affected Damage
(millions USD)
Deaths
Alex January 12 – 15 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 981 Bermuda, Azores Minimal (1)
Bonnie May 27 – June 4 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1006 The Bahamas, Southeastern United States 0.64 2
Colin June 5 – 7 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1000 Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, Florida, East Coast of the United States 0.01 6
Danielle June 19 – 21 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1007 Yucatán Peninsula, Eastern Mexico Unknown 1
Earl August 2 – 6 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 979 Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Central America, Mexico 250 61 (6)
Fiona August 16 – 23 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1004 None None None
Gaston August 22 – September 3 Category 3 hurricane 120 (195) 956 Azores None None
Eight August 28 – September 1 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1009 North Carolina None None
Hermine August 28 – September 3 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 982 Dominican Republic, Cuba, Florida, The Bahamas, East Coast of the United States 800 4 (1)
Ian September 12 – 16 Tropical storm 60 (95) 994 None None None
Julia September 14 – 19 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1007 Southeastern United States Unknown None
Karl September 14 – 25 Tropical storm 70 (110) 988 Cape Verde, Bermuda Minimal None
Lisa September 19 – 25 Tropical storm 50 (85) 999 None None None
Matthew September 28 – October 9 Category 5 hurricane 160 (260) 934 Lesser Antilles, The Bahamas, Leeward Antilles, Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Cuba, Lucayan Archipelago, East Coast of the United States, Atlantic Canada ≥10,580 1,655 (4)
Nicole October 4 – 18 Category 4 hurricane 130 (215) 950 Bermuda Unknown 1 (1)
Otto November 21 – 25 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 975 Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia ≥21.7 22

 

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