The 2032 Great Salt Lake Hurricane Season was the first year in the satellite era to have tropical cyclones form in the Great Salt Lake.

Season Summary

Wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale The 2032 season was put together by short-lived, yet intense tropical cyclones. Five tropical depressions formed, with all becoming named storms. Four turned into hurricanes, and three became major hurricanes. An ACE of about 69 was generated throughout the year.


Hurricane Anita

Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
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Duration August 4 – August 8
Peak intensity 230 km/h (145 mph) (1-min)  944 hPa (mbar)

The disturbance that became Hurricane Anita started as a small, tiny cloud. The cloud absorbed lots of water over the Great Salt Lake, before finally becoming a group of thunderstorms meeting the requirement for a tropical cyclone. As such, it was classified as Tropical Depression One, becoming the first tropical cyclone in Great Salt Lake history. The depression rapidly intensified, becoming a tropical storm 12 hours later. It was named Anita by the weather centers of Salt Lake City. Anita continued to pick up warm waters, and in the span of 24 hours, explosively intensified from a moderate tropical storm to a powerful Category 3 hurricane. The hurricane continued to strengthen to a peak intensity of 145 mph and 944 mb on August 7. Anita then explosively weakened to a Category 1 hurricane six hours later, before finally dissipating.

No land areas were affected by Hurricane Anita.

Hurricane Babe

Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
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Duration August 21 – August 24
Peak intensity 215 km/h (130 mph) (1-min)  935 hPa (mbar)

A trough of low pressure entered the Great Salt Lake in late August 2032. Several areas of convection formed from one area, and was classified as a tropical disturbance. The disturbance took an erractic track until August 21, where features similar to those found in a tropical depression were observed. However, winds of 51 mph were recorded near the heart of the cyclone. As such, the area was upgraded to a tropical storm, named Babe. Babe continued to increase in stregth and size until it was over 100 miles wide, covering almost all of the Great Salt Lake. It became a Category 1 hurricane later that day. As a hurricane, Babe mimicked the story of Hurricane Anita by explosively intensifing (EI) to a Category 4 within 18 hours, reaching a peak strength of 130 mph and 935 mb. Similar to Anita, Babe explosively weakened to a strong tropical storm on August 23, then became extratropical. The extratropical remains remained easily tracked as it crossed the coast, and it could be clearly identified as it moved southwest via the naked eye to a point north of San Francisco.

Hurricane Clara

Category 5 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
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Duration September 2 – September 5
Peak intensity 260 km/h (160 mph) (1-min)  927 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Dorothy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 4 – September 6
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  987 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Evelyn

Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
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Duration September 27 – September 29
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (1-min)  963 hPa (mbar)

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 21.5 Clara 12 0.00 Storm
2 17.1 Anita 13 0.00 Storm
3 13.5 Babe 14 0.00 Storm
4 10.5 Evelyn 15 0.00 Storm
5 6.02 Dorothy 16 0.00 Storm
6 0.00 Storm 17 0.00 Storm
7 0.00 Storm 18 0.00 Storm
8 0.00 Storm 19 0.00 Storm
9 0.00 Storm 20 0.00 Storm
10 0.00 Storm 21 0.00 Storm
11 0.00 Storm 22 0.00 Storm

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.