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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a very active season that began on June 1, 2017 and ended on November 30, 2017. The season featured 20 named storms, the most since the 2012 season, which featured 21 named storms. However, the season started very early on March 25 when Subtropical Storm Amelia formed just north of Puerto Rico. The next storm, Tropical Storm Bret, formed in April, becoming the earliest second-named storm on record. Tropical Storm Bret also became the strongest storm in the month of April on record. Tropical Storms Charlotte and Don became tropical storms in June, with the former being the earliest MDR storm on record and the latter making landfall on the US Gulf Coast, the first of many storms to do that during the season. Tropical Storms Ethel, Franklin, and Gert all formed in July, with Gert making landfall on Florida. Hurricane Harold was the first hurricane of the season, becoming a Category 1 hurricane just before making landfall in Mexico. Hurricane Idalia became the season's first major hurricane while it traveled about 400 miles off of the US Eastern Seaboard. Hurricane Jago was the first destructive storm of the season, striking Texas as a very strong hurricane, becoming the costliest storm on record, with a price tag of almost $200 billion. Hurricane Katrina became the strongest storm by wind speed of the season, striking 9 countries as it made a very devastating trek across the Caribbean and United States. The damage caused was about $99.1 billion. Hurricane Lee was a very strong Category 4 hurricane that followed a similar path to Katrina before it pulled toward Nova Scotia and later the UK and Ireland area. Hurricane Maria was a Category 2 hurricane that struck Mexico, causing minimal damage. Hurricane Nigel was an unusual storm that became a weak tropical storm before dissipating, but Nate somehow regenerated into a new system and became a major hurricane. Hurricane Oksana was one of the most devastating systems of the season, as it became a Category 5 hurricane before striking Puerto Rico, causing at least $103 billion in damages and 1,092 fatalities. Hurricane Percy became a very destructive storm in Central America, killing 43 people and causing $185 million in damages. Percy later went on to strike the United States, where it caused $2.5 billion in damages. Hurricane Rita became the easternmost major hurricane on record, peaking as a Category 4 hurricane before striking the UK and Ireland, causing $2.1 billion in damages. Tropical Storms Sean and Tammy became weak tropical storms that caused minimal to no damage. Hurricane Vernon was the final storm of the season, becoming the first Mediterranean "medicane" to be named as an Atlantic storm, as the Mediterranean responsibility was annexed by the National Hurricane Center in October 1, 2017. Hurricane Vernon was exceptionally deadly due to major flooding in Greece, leading to the retirement of the storm for it being so unusual. The season was the most destructive season on record as it caused at least $405.6 billion in damages.


Storms

Subtropical Storm Arlene

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration March 25 – March 28
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

(From Invest 90L to Arlene). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 45 kt/1000 mbar.


Tropical Storm Ben

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Arlene 2017.jpg
Duration April 16 – April 23
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

(From Arlene to Ben). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 35 kt/992 mbar.


Tropical Storm Charlotte

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 19 – June 20
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

(From Ben to Charlotte). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 45 kt/1002 mbar.


Tropical Storm Don

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 20 – June 23
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

(From Charlotte to Don). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 41 kt/997 mbar.


Tropical Storm Ethel

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 6 – July 7
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

(From Four to Ethel). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 35 kt/1004 mbar.


Tropical Storm Floyd

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 17 – July 19
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

(From Don to Floyd). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 41 kt/1003 mbar.


Tropical Storm Ghita

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 31 – August 2
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)

(From Ethel to Ghita). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 35 kt/999 mbar.


Hurricane Harold

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 7 – August 10
Peak intensity 90 mph (145 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

(From Franklin to Harold). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 77 kt/978 mbar.


Hurricane Idalia

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 13 – August 17
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  947 mbar (hPa)

(From Gert to Idalia). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 105 kt/947 mbar.


Hurricane Jago

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 17 – September 1
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

(From Herman to Jago). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 120 kt/940 mbar.


Hurricane Katrina

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 30 – September 12
Peak intensity 170 mph (275 km/h) (1-min)  915 mbar (hPa)

(From Idalia to Katrina). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 149 kt/915 mbar.


Hurricane Lee

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 5 – September 22
Peak intensity 140 mph (225 km/h) (1-min)  942 mbar (hPa)

(From Jago to Lee). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 122 kt/942 mbar.


Hurricane Maria

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 5 – September 9
Peak intensity 100 mph (160 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

(From Katrina to Maria). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 87 kt/970 mbar.


Hurricane Nigel

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 15 – September 30
Peak intensity 115 mph (190 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

(From Lee to Nigel). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 102 kt/954 mbar.


Hurricane Oksana

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 16 – September 30
Peak intensity 165 mph (265 km/h) (1-min)  922 mbar (hPa)

(From Maria to Oksana). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 143 kt/922 mbar.


Hurricane Percy

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration October 4 – October 9
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

(From Nikolai to Percy). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 75 kt/976 mbar.


Hurricane Rita

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration October 9 – October 16
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  944 mbar (hPa)

(From Oksana to Rita). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 115 kt/944 mbar.


Tropical Storm Sean

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration October 28 – October 29
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

(From Percy to Sean). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 34 kt/1006 mbar.


Tropical Storm Tammy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration November 6 – November 9
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

(From Rita to Tammy). The peak intensity of this system was lowered to 35 kt/996 mbar.


Hurricane Vernon

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration November 11 – November 20
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)

(From Numa to Vernon). The peak intensity of this system was raised to 85 kt/972 mbar.


Storm names

This was the same list used in 2011, minus the names Imogen and Nikolai, which replaced Irma and Nate after they caused significant damages in the United States. The names Imogen and Nikolai were used for the first time in 2017.

  • Arlene
  • Ben
  • Charlotte
  • Don
  • Ethel
  • Floyd
  • Ghita
  • Herman
  • Imogen
  • Jago
  • Katrina
  • Lee
  • Maria
  • Nikolai
  • Oksana
  • Percy
  • Rita
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vernon
  • Wilma

Retirement

The names Jago, Katrina, Oksana, Percy, Rita, and Vernon were retired in the spring of 2018. They were replaced by Jeff, Katia, Olive, Piers, Rina, and Vincent for 2023.

-List for 2023-

  • Arlene
  • Ben
  • Charlotte
  • Don
  • Ethel
  • Floyd
  • Ghita
  • Herman
  • Imogen
  • Jeff
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Maria
  • Nikolai
  • Olive
  • Piers
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vincent
  • Wilma