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1996 Atlantic hurricane season was a sligtly below average season that began on June 1 and ended on November 30, these dates determine tropical and subtropical activity. 1996 had hurricane Marco which was later known as Polo in the Eastern Pacific.

1996 Atlantic hurricane season (Doug)
1996 Atlantic hurricane season.png
Season summary map
First system formed June 5
Last system dissipated November 20
Strongest storm Marco – 927 mbar (hPa) (27.39 inHg), 185 mph (295 km/h)
Total depressions 13
Total storms 13
Hurricanes 3
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 800
Total damage $15 million (1996 USD)
(77)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1995, 1996, 1997. 1998, 1999


Timeline

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale

Storms

Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Arthur-1996 track.png
Duration June 5 – June 10
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Tropical Storm Arthur (1996)


Hurricane Bertha

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bertha-1996 track.png
Duration June 26 – July 10
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  956 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Hurricane Bertha (1996)


Tropical Storm Cesar

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Cesar-1996 track.png
Duration July 4 – July 10
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Tropical Storm Cesar (1996)


Tropical Storm Dolly

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Dolly-1996 track.png
Duration July 12 – July 14
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Tropical Storm Dolly (1996)


Hurricane Edouard

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Edouard-1996 track.png
Duration July 29 – August 13
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  968 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Fran

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Fran-1996 track.png
Duration August 6 – August 10
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gustav

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gustav-1996 track.png
Duration August 11 – August 16
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Hortense

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Hortense-1996 track.png
Duration August 18 – August 24
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Isidore

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Isidore-1996 track.png
Duration August 29 – September 15
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Josephine

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Josephine-1996 track.png
Duration September 4 – September 9
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Kyle

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Kyle-1996 track.png
Duration September 15 – September 20
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Lili

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Lili-1996 track.png
Duration September 28 – October 7
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Marco-Polo

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Marco-Polo-1996 track.png
Duration October 29 – November 20 (Left Basin)
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  927 mbar (hPa)


Names

This is the name list used to name tropical cyclones during 1996 any unused names are marked in gray. any unretired names will be used in 2002. A Storm was named Kyle for the first time.

List for 1996

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cesar
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fran
  • Gustav
  • Hortense
  • Isidore
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Lili
  • Marco
  • Nana (unused)
  • Omar (unused)
  • Paloma (unused)
  • Rene (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (unused)

Retirement

In Spring of 1997 the WMO retired the names Bertha, Edouard and Marco, due the damage they caused as Bertha and Edouard caused heavy flooding in different countries. the name Polo was also retired name replaced with Percie. the name Belle, Ezekiel and Mario for 2002

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