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.
|First system formed||January 12, 2016|
|Last system dissipated||November 25, 2016|
||Matthew 160 mph (260 km/h)|
|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
|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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