Thunderstorms from its outer bands caused some damage in the United States East Coast, but it was minor and indiscernible from a normal thunderstorm. Emily's weakening trend continued before it stabilized on August 31st, and later Emily started re-intensifying once again, reaching a tertiary peak intensity of 155 mph at 06:00 UTC September 1st, as it moved north, and later started recurving northeast due to the Gulf Stream. Katia caused less than $1 million in damages and no reported deaths, with its only impacts on land being tropical storm winds and rainfall on the Lesser Antilles. Franklin caused an estimated$170 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Atlantic storms are named in alphabetical order and Hanna broke the record for the earliest "H-named" storm ever, getting 2020 off to an especially perilous start. Hurricane Hanna was the first hurricane of the 2020 season, passing by Florida as a growing storm and intensifying in the Gulf of Mexico until reaching Texas as a Category 1 hurricane on July 25. At 00:00 UTC August 26th, Emily intensified into a category 4, causing unusually low upwelling of cold waters, and at 06:00 UTC, it became a category 5 hurricane, when Hurricane Hunters aircraft confirmed 140 knot sustained wind speeds. The following names were used for storms that developed in the Atlantic in 2023. At 00:00 UTC August 25th, Emily became a hurricane, with deepening convection, and recon-confirmed 65 kt sustained winds. Harold then executed an extratropical transition, finally becoming extratropical at 18:00 UTC. 2023 marked only the second time in the Atlantic hurricane history that the list was entirely exhausted and the Greek alphabet had to be used. At 06:00 UTC, the system officially developed into a tropical storm, gaining the name Bret. Regardless, Alpha was the deadliest and wettest Atlantic tropical cyclone in the month of December. These include forecasters from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Hurricane and Climate Prediction Center, Tropical Storm Risk, the United Kingdom's Met Office, and Philip J. Klotzbach, William M. Gray and their associates at Colorado State University (CSU). Due to dry air intrusion, the system struggled with developing any significant convection. It made landfall on the eastern tip of Honduras at 09:00 UTC as a 60 mph storm, after which point its organization rapidly deteriorated. Harold then passed through the Leeward islands and north of Puerto Rico, while continuously intensifying, becoming a hurricane at 00:00 UTC September 10th. The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is tied with 2017, 1996, 2019 and 2022 for having the most major hurricanes in a season. This was also the first time on record that a storm produced winds of any category above tropical storm in Europe as a purely tropical system. Intensification halted for a short time as Arlene underwent an eyewall replacement cycle. For the first few days, it struggled to develop, until late on September 7th, when it received Invest designation as it approached the Lesser Antilles. Many locations in Nicaragua recorded rainfall over 15 inches (381 mm), with the highest being 17.68 inches (449 mm) in a mountainous and remote area. However, dry air intrusion and cooling sea surface temperatures prevented it from reaching hurricane status, and so it peaked as a very high end tropical storm at 00:00 UTC October 30th, with 70 mph winds and a pressure of 991 mbar. Jose peaked at 00:00 UTC October 7th with an impressively organized eyewall and cold cloud tops, with the NHC noting that the hurricane could have very well been a category 5 if recon aircraft had investigated Jose at peak intensity. On April 5th, the TSR updated their forecast to 4 named storms and no hurricanes or major hurricanes, due to apparently worse than expected conditions, and an ACE index below 15. At 00:00 UTC October 25th, it was given Potential Tropical Cyclone designation, as tropical storm warnings were issued for Nicaragua. Some studies have suggested that only 50% of the deaths caused by the storm were correctly attributed or even recorded, which would put the death toll closer to 70. 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. September had average storm formation statistics, with 3 named storms forming, the most powerful of them being Harold, which gave a major scare to the East Coast as it threatened to make a major landfall on the East Coast, before eventually turning away. A tropical wave moved across the Atlantic Main Development Region in mid to late August. The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2023 season. 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season statistics Storm name Dates active Storm category. Cindy moved inland immediately after being named, and lost tropical cyclone characteristics at 12:00 UTC, only being a tropical cyclone for 6 hours. In the Madeira archipelago, Madeira and Porto Santo islands were both impacted by category 3 force winds, causing unprecedented destruction and significant damage, as well as 6 reported deaths. Areas affected Damage Deaths Arlene: June 17 - 22 Category 2 hurricane 100 961 Haiti, The Bahamas, Cuba, Florida, Southeastern United States $624 million 28 Bret: July 9 - July 11 Tropical storm 60 996 Mexico Whitney continued to intensify as it neared landfall, and at 18:00 UTC, reached its peak intensity of 50 mph and 1002 mbar, as it made landfall on the southwestern tip of the Dominican Republic. It moved north towards Puerto Rico, and made its final landfall there, at 15:00 UTC, as a high end tropical storm. 11 In late October, a small Caribbean disturbance developed south of Haiti. It was a very active season having seeing seventeen named storms, twelve hurricanes, and six major hurricanes, tying the season with 2011 for the most storm ever observed in … However, by late August 5th, the storm had high model support for a short lived tropical cyclone, and at 00:00 UTC August 6th, tropical storm warnings were issued for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Brevard counties of Florida. In Honduras, the highest recorded rainfall was 25.13 inches (638 mm), making Alpha the third wettest tropical cyclone in the country as well. ATTENTION: The NHC has issued it's last advisory on Theta as of 11-15-2020. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. At 18:00 UTC August 6th, Arlene was upgraded to a category 2 hurricane, as its eye almost completely cleared out and became quite prominent. At 12:00 UTC, Idalia became a category 2 hurricane for the third time, as a shallow eye emerged in its Central Dense Overcast. At 18:00 UTC November 4th, the disturbance developed into a tropical depression with a closed circulation as it moved through the favorable conditions in the Main Development Region. Harold caused minor damages, totaling less than $100 million, and 5 reported fatalities, all in Puerto Rico. In early December, an unusual disturbance formed in the Atlantic Main Development Region, originating from a tropical wave. On October 17th, as it moved into the Caribbean Sea, it was given an Invest designation, with the National Hurricane Center giving it a nearly 100% chance of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours. On August 5th, the National Hurricane Center noted an area of thunderstorms that rapidly developed over the Bahamas, and said that there was a low chance for it to become a tropical cyclone. As Harold passed east of Turks and Caicos islands and the Bahamas, at 12:00 UTC, it was upgraded to a category 2 hurricane, based on data recorded by Hurricane Hunters aircraft. It was not named until the next day, resulting in one of the latest hurricane season starts on record. The season officially began on June 1, 2023, and lasted until November 30, however the first named storm, Arlene formed two months after the season started on August 1st, while the last storm, Alpha, dissipated almost a month after it ended - on December 25th. The 20th storm of the season, Vince resulted in 2023 being tied for the second most active Atlantic hurricane season at the time. Finally, at 00:00 UTC November 25th, the depression lost tropical cyclone characteristics that it barely held on to, and its remnants continued moving west-southwest, deeper inland. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. The season was highly notable for using the Greek alphabet for the second time in history, after Tropical Storm Alpha formed on December 24th and later intensified into a hurricane. Harold quickly weakened back to a category 4 hurricane when it encountered an eyewall replacement cycle, becoming a category 4 hurricane at 12:00 UTC, just as it started executing a turn towards the east, avoiding the United States coastline. 7389 Planet-Z Hurricane; Hurricane Ernesto (HT) Hurricane Harold (2020) Hurricane Nigel; Hurricane John; Hurricane Abby; Cyclone Alahu; Community. The true death toll is unknown due to under-reporting, but is believed to be much higher than the officially reported figure, with one study suggesting a death toll as high as 10,000, making Alpha the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch. On August 11th, the last updates were issued by CSU, calling for 9 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 majors, and TSR, calling for 8 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 majors. CSU also released their initial prediction, placing in between the TSR and NOAA with 9 named storms, 2 hurricanes, and 0 major hurricanes predicted, and an overall below normal season. Many homes were left damaged, and significant beach and cliff erosion was recorded. The most powerful storm of December and the last storm of the season, Alpha, was the first storm to get named using the greek alphabet since Zeta in 2005, and produced torrential rainfall in Central America around christmas as a minimal category 1 hurricane. Tropical cyclogenesis began in early August, with Arlene developing on the 1st of August. Major hurricanes Hurricane Franklin was the 7th depression, 6th named storm and 2nd major hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. By then, its wind field had increased dramatically in size, and an extratropical transition was beginning. At 00:00 UTC August 16th, Don became a category 4 hurricane, and as its eye eventually became well organized, and cloud tops continued cooling, at 06:00 UTC, a Hurricane Hunters flight prompted Don to be upgraded to a category 5 hurricane. This made 2023 the first Atlantic season to have two tropical or subtropical cyclones in December since 2005. Season effects. Wiki Activity; The most heavily impacted area was Puerto Rico, where rainfall and tropical storm winds caused some damages, as well as all 5 deaths. El Salvador and Guatemala both recorded rainfall totals over 15 inches (381 mm). 5 This made Alpha the second-latest hurricane in the Atlantic basin, after Alice in 1954. In advance of, and during, each hurricane season, several forecasts of hurricane activity are issued by national meteorological services, scientific agencies, and noted hurricane experts. Early on August 1st, the wave moved into the Atlantic ocean, and was immediately given Potential Tropical Cyclone classification. By then, Jose had began to weaken as it moved north-northeast, into less favorable conditions, and at 12:00 UTC, was downgraded to a category 3 hurricane as it passed west of Bermuda. As it moved far west of the Azores, it weakened still, and became a tropical storm at 00:00 UTC September 19th. After Jose, the season produced a streak of weak storms, from Katia to Rina, before Hurricane Sean developed in November, and struck several islands as a hurricane before striking Puerto Rico as a storm. The depression continued on its southwesterly track while slowly intensifying due to its large size and disorganized nature, and eventually at 12:00 UTC October 26th, intensified to a tropical storm just as it was making landfall in Nicaragua, getting the name Ophelia. At 18:00 UTC, Don weakened to a tropical storm, and at 00:00 UTC August 22nd, made landfall in the state of New Jersey, as a low end tropical storm. At 18:00 UTC, as the system approached the southern Florida coast, it intensified into a tropical storm, as Hurricane Hunters flights confirmed gale force sustained winds, and it was named Franklin. On August 9th, at 18:00 UTC, it made a direct strike on Madeira island, with category 3 winds causing severe destruction. At 00:00 UTC September 21st, just as it was making landfall in St. Vincent island, the system was found to be a tropical storm, and thus was named Idalia. Franklin caused an estimated $170 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The disturbance moved west, alternating between northwest and southwest movement due to unusually unstable steering currents. Don was the first of three long tracked category 5 hurricanes as it moved across the Atlantic without hitting land areas, later making landfall in New Jersey as a tropical storm. 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Tropical storm warnings were issued for southern Florida, as models predicted a weak and small tropical storm landfall in the area. The most powerful of those was Sean, a high end category 1 hurricane. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters predict 14 to 20 tropical storms, seven to 11 hurricanes, and four to six major hurricanes, according to AccuWeather. June 30 The names are intended to reduce confusion in the event of concurrent storms in the same basin.Generally once storms produce sustained wind speeds of more than 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 … In Nicaragua, 29.11 inches (739 mm) of rain was recorded, making Alpha the third wettest tropical cyclone in the country's history. Both deaths occurred after a sailing boat was sunk by the hurricane as it weakened west of Bermuda, producing category 4 winds. It continued moving west-southwest towards land, and peaked at 12:00 UTC as a 50 mph tropical storm, as it made landfall in the state of Veracruz. 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