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2017 Atlantic hurricane season
2017 Atlantic hurricane season.jpg
First storm formed June 3
Last storm dissipated November 16
Strongest storm Harvey - 923 mb, 160 mph
Total depressions 18
Total storms 17
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes 5
Total damages $69.115 billion (2016 USD)
Total fatalities 1,206

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2017 and ended November 30th, 2017.



Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 31, 2017 14-18 7-11 1-5
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Actual activity 17 10 5

Season Summary

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was the most Active Hurricane season since the 2010-2012 seasons, and was the 4th most active hurricane season of the 2010s decade, primarily due to low end La Nina Conditions.


In All, the season collectively caused $69.115 billion (USD) in damages and claimed 1,206 lives


Storms

Storms
TS Arlene
C2 Bret
TS Cindy
TS Don
C4 Emily
C1 Franklin
TS Gert
C5 Harvey
C2 Irma
TS Jose
TS Katia
C1 Lee
C4 Maria
C3 Nate
TS Ophelia
C4 Philippe
C1 Rina
TD Eighteen

Tropical Storm Arlene

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Claudette 24 jul 1979 2040Z TN.jpg Tropical Storm Arlene (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration June 3 – June 7
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bret

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Alberto (1982).jpg Hurricane Bret (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration June 30 – July 6
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Emily Aug 4 2011.jpg Tropical Storm Cindy (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration July 16 – July 21
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Don

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Dennis 11 sept 1987 1719Z.jpg Tropical Storm Don (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 1 – August 4
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Emily

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Ella (1978).JPG Hurricane Emily (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 6 – August 17
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Franklin

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gloria 08 sep 1979 1730Z TN.jpg Hurricane Franklin (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 7 – August 16
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gert

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Bret - 1993.jpg Tropical Storm Gert (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 12 – August 16
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Harvey

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Gert (1999) New.jpg Hurricane Harvey (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 22 – September 8
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  923 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Irma

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Omar 16 oct 2008 0545Z.jpg Hurricane Irma (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration August 31 – September 8
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Jose

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Ophelia 092311 1745 UTC.jpg Tropical Storm Jose (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 2 – September 8
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Katia

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Iris sept 19 1989 1724Z.jpg Tropical Storm Katia (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 4 – September 10
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Lee

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Karen 13 oct 2001 1219Z.jpg Hurricane Lee (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 10 – September 16
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Maria

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Gustav 30 Aug 2008 1605z.jpg Hurricane Maria (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 14 – September 28
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Nate

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Iris1995.gif Hurricane Nate (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 16 – October 3
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  955 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Ophelia

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Claudette off Yucatan.jpg Tropical Storm Ophelia (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration September 30 – October 4
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Philippe

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Mitch oct 24 1998 1913Z.jpg Hurricane Philippe (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration October 19 – October 31
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  942 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Rina

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Ophelia (2005).jpg Hurricane Rina (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration November 10 – November 15
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Eighteen

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Invest 91L (2008).jpg Tropical Depression Eighteen (2017 - Track).jpg
Duration November 14 – November 16
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2017 season.

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irma
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Maria
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean (unused)
  • Tammy (unused)
  • Vince (unused)
  • Whitney (unused)

Retirement

During the WMO meeting on April 20th, 2018, the names Maria and Philippe were officially retired Due to the Damage and Deaths they've caused. They were replaced by Minerva and Pedro for the 2023 season.

-The List for 2023-

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irma
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Minerva
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Pedro
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 50.0 Philippe 12 5.25 Gert
2 39.9 Maria 13 4.81 Arlene
3 25.0 Emily 14 4.44 Cindy
4 24.5 Philippe 15 4.15 Ophelia
5 24.4 Nate 16 4.00 Don
6 15.0 Irma 17 3.18 Katia
7 10.5 Bret 18 0.00 Storm
8 7.10 Franklin 19 0.00 Storm
9 6.90 Rina 20 0.00 Storm
10 6.50 Lee 21 0.00 Storm
11 6.00 Jose 22 0.00 Storm
Total=241.33

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total.


Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. 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. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2016 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2017 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm name Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min wind

mph (km/h)

Min.press.(mbar) Areas affected Damage (millions USD) Deaths


Arlene June 3 – June 7 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 US Gulf Coast (Texas) 65 10
Bret June 30 – July 6 Category 2 hurricane 100 (155) 972 The Bahamas, Cuba 250 12
Cindy July 16 – July 21 Tropical storm 60 (95) 995 Hispaniola 110 13
Don August 1 – August 4 Tropical storm 60 (95) 995 None 0 0
Emily August 6 – August 17 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 940 Newfoundland 25 5
Franklin August 7 – August 16 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 980 None 0 0
Gert August 12 – August 16 Tropical storm 70 (110) 990 Nicaragua 100 10
Harvey August 22 – September 8 Category 5 hurricane 160 (260) 923 None 0 0
Irma August 31 – September 8 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 962 None 0 0
Jose September 2 – September 8 Tropical storm 70 (110) 990 None 0 0
Katia September 4 – September 10 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1000 None 0 0
Lee September 10 – September 16 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 None 0 0
Maria September 14 – September 28 Category 4 hurricane 150 (240) 930 US Gulf Coast (Louisiana), Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica 65,000 1,000
Nate September 16 – October 3 Category 3 hurricane 120 (195) 955 None 0 0
Ophelia September 30 – October 4 Tropical storm 60 (95) 995 US Gulf Coast (Texas), Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica 65 10
Philippe October 19 – October 31 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 942 The Bahamas, Cuba 2,500 110
Rina November 10 – November 15 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 981 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas 1,000 35
Eighteen November 14 – November 16 Tropical depression 35 (55) 102 Venezuela Minor 1
Season Aggregates
18 cyclones June 3 – November 16   160 (260) 923 $69.115 billion 1,206

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