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2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a active season that tied 2010, 2011, 2012 in terms of activity the season began on June 1 and ended on November 30, however tropical cyclones can form at anytime as shown by Arlene and Bret. the season was more active and costly, some notable storms include Jose, Katia, Lee, Ophelia and Tammy. Jose devasted the Houston area as a category 4, Katia affected the US as a Category 3 and Category 2 hurricane, Lee affected the US Virgin Islands, Barbuda and the UK Virgin Islands as a Category 4 and 5 hurricane. Ophelia affected Purto Rico causing moderate damage. Tammy affected Mexico as a category 4 and category 2 hurricane. The year also saw the inroduction of Potential Tropical Cyclone system for storms with high enough devlopment chance but isnt ready for tropical cyclone classifcation yet. the first storm to have this system be used on was Potential Cyclone Three which later became Cindy.

2017 Atlantic hurricane season (Doug-2)
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Season summary map
First system formed March 24
Last system dissipated November 17
Strongest storm Katia – 902 mbar (hPa) (26.65 inHg), 205 mph (335 km/h) (180-minute sustained)
Total depressions 19
Total storms 19
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 6
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 0
Total fatalities 10,000
Total damage $17 billion (2017 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Systems

Tropical Storm Arlene

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration March 24 – April 1
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Bret

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration April 19 – April 25
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 14 – June 27
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Tropical Storm Cindy (2017)


Tropical Storm Don

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 18 – June 26
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 4 – July 9
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Franklin

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 8 – July 15
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gert

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 26 – July 28
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)


Hurricane Harvey

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 5 – August 16
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Irma

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 10 – August 18
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Jose

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 20 – September 16
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  947 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Katia

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 28 – September 17
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  902 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Lee

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 6 – September 16
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  927 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Maria

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 8 – September 15
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Nate

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 16 – September 23
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  968 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ophelia

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 19 – October 6
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Philippe

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 28 – October 6
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Rina

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration October 10 – October 18
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Sean

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration October 17 – October 21
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Tammy

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration October 26 – November 17
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  910 mbar (hPa)


Names

This was the name list used to name storms during 2017 in the atlantic any unused names are marked in gray. the name Irma was used to replace Irene, howeevr Irma was not used for the first time as it was used im 1978. Any unretired names will be used in 2023 the name Don was removed from the list due to political issues the name Dylan was chosen to replace it.

List for 2017

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

Retirement

In Spring of 2018 the WMO retired the names Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Ophelia and Tammy (record 6 names retired surpassing 2005) the names will never be used again to name another Atlantic hurricane season, instead the names were replaced by the names Julias, Kayla, Levi, Marcia, Oskya and Tatiana, respectivley