Hurricane Fred (2063)
Category 6 hurricane (NWS/SSHWS)
Hurricane isabel2 2003

Hurricane Fred at peak intensity.
Formed August 5
Dissipated August 19
Accumulated Cyclone Energy 31.87
Highest winds 210 mph (335 km/h)
(1min sustained)
Lowest pressure 863 hPa (mbar)
Damages $148,000 (2063 USD)
Direct Fatalities 6
Indirect Fatalities 12 (Rip Currents)
Missing 9 (Feared Dead)
Areas affected East Coast of the US, and Bermuda
Part of the
2063 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Meteorological History

A well defined tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa on 1650 UTC August 4th it looked really impressive already on satellite. By 0345 UTC August 5th it had organized enough to have become Tropical Depression Seven while just west of the Cape Verde Islands. Under a favorable environment including unusually warm sea surface temperatures of 87°F and low wind shear, it strengthened further to a tropical storm on 1200 UTC the same day, and was named Fred. Fred continued to strengthen and by 0800 UTC August 7th it became a minimal hurricane while veering to the north of the Leeward Islands. On 1350 UTC August 8th It started to rapidly intensify becoming a Category 6 hurricane on 1935 UTC August 10th. The massive Category 6 hurricane unexpectedly veered south after nearing Bermuda it started weakning on 1650 UTC as its eye started to cloud over because of decreasing sea surface temperatures. It weakened back to a minimal hurricane by August 17th. The next day it weakened back to a tropical storm then a tropical depression while nearing the Azores. It then finally after two weeks of duration dissipated as it got absorbed by a cold front.