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2023 Atlantic hurricane season/TG
First storm formed March 2, 2023
Last storm dissipated November 8, 2023
Strongest storm Idalia - 160 mph; 916 mbar
Total depressions 14
Total storms 14
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes 3
Total damages Unknown
Total fatalities Unknown

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season was a slightly above-average season that featured 14 named storms, with the strongest storm being Hurricane Idalia, which caused major damage in Costa Rica, just before crossing into the Eastern Pacific. Hurricane Franklin was also another major hurricane during the season, striking the Florida Panhandle as a Category 2 hurricane, causing almost $4 billion in damages. Hurricane Bret was a small but devastating storm that caused major problems in Virginia as a Category 1 hurricane, causing the worst flooding in Virginia in years. The season was the precursor to the major 2024-28 La Nina event.


Storms

Hurricane Arlene

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration March 2 – March 8
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bret

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration June 17 – June 24
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  973 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 27 – June 30
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Don

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 14 – July 20
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 26 – July 28
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1009 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Franklin

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 5 – August 13
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Gert

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 12 – August 27
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  926 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Harold

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 24 – August 31
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Idalia

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 26 – September 2 (exited basin)
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  916 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Jose

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 6 – September 8
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Katia

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 10 – September 16
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Lee

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 25 – September 26
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Margot

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration October 13 – October 18
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Nigel

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration November 4 – November 8
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)


Storm names

This was the same list used in the 2017 season, minus the names Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel, which replaced Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate after they were retired in the 2017 season. Names that were not retired after this season were used again in 2029.

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harold
  • Idalia
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Margot
  • Nigel
  • Ophelia (unused)
  • Philippe (unused)
  • Rina (unused)
  • Sean (unused)
  • Tammy (unused)
  • Vince (unused)
  • Whitney (unused)


Retirement

At the 46th session of the RA IV Hurricane Committee, the WMO announced that the names Bret, Franklin, and Idalia had been retired. They were replaced with Ben, Flynn, and Inga for 2029.