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ATLANTIC STORM NAMES

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Erika
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Joaquin
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda
Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Ian
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter
Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irma
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William
Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy
Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred

 

 

SAFFIR/SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE
with Monroe County Storm Surge Values

 

CATEGORY WIND
SPEED/MPH
FL KEYS STORM SURGE RANGE DAMAGE
Category 1 75 – 95 3′ – 6′ Minimal
Category 2 96 –
110
4′ – 8′ Moderate
Category 3 111 –
130
5′ –
10′
Extensive
Category 4 131 –
155
6′ –
12′
Extreme
Category 5 Over
155
7′ –
14′
Catastrophic

 

 

Wind speeds given are sustained winds, guts will be higher.

When a hurricane is threatening, you may call 800-955-5504 for
emergency public information. DO NOT DIAL 911 UNLESS YOU
REQUIRE MEDICAL EMERGENCY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE/RESCUE
ASSISTANCE.


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MOST INTENSE HURRICANES IN US (1900 – 1996)

 

RANKING HURRICANE YEAR
CATEGORY
PRESSURE
(MILLIBARS)
PRESSURE
(INCHES OF MERCURY)
1. FL (Keys) 1935 5 892 26.35
2. CAMILLE (MS/SE LA/VA) 1969 5 909 26.84
3.
ANDREW (SE FL/SE LA)
1992 4 922 27.23
4. FL (Keys)/S TX 1919 4 927 27.37
5. FL (Lake Okeechobee) 1928 4 929 27.43
6. DONNA (FL/Eastern U.S.) 1960 4 930 27.46
7. TX (Galveston) 1900 4 931 27.49
7. LA (Grand Isle) 1909 4 931 27.49
7. LA (New Orleans) 1915 4 931 27.49
7. CARLA (N & Cent. TX) 1961 4 931 27.49
11. HUGO (SC) 1989 4 934 27.58
12. FL (Miami)/MS/AL/Pensacola 1926 4 935 27.61
13. HAZEL (SC/NC) 1954 4 * 938 27.70
14. SE FL/SE LA/MS 1947 4 940 27.76
15. N TX 1932 4 941 27.79
16. GLORIA (Eastern U.S.) 1985 3 *& 942 27.82
16.
OPAL (NW FL/AL)
1995 3 & 942 27.82
18. AUDREY (SW LA/N TX) 1957 4 # 945 27.91
18. TX (Galveston) 1915 4 # 945 27.91
18. CELIA (S TX) 1970 3 945 27.91
18. ALLEN (S TX) 1980 3 945 27.91
22. NEW ENGLAND 1938 3 * 946 27.94
22. FREDERIC (AL/MS) 1979 3 946 27.94
24. NE U.S. 1944 3 * 947 27.97
24. SC/NC 1906 3 947 27.97
26. BETSY (SE FL/SE LA) 1965 3 948 27.99
26. SE FL/NW FL 1929 3 948 27.99
26. SE FL 1933 3 948 27.99
26. S TX 1916 3 948 27.99
26. MS/AL 1916 3 948 27.99
31. DIANE (NC) 1955 3 + 949 28.02
31. S TX 1933 3 949 28.02
33. BEULAH (S TX) 1967 3 950 28.05
33. HILDA (Central LA) 1964 3 950 28.05
33. GRACIE (SC) 1959 3 950 28.05
33. TX (Central) 1942 3 950 28.05
37. SE FL 1945 3 951 28.08
38. FL (Tampa Bay) 1921 3 952 28.11
38. CARMEN (Central LA) 1974 3 952 28.11
40. EDNA (New England) 1954 3 * 954 28.17
40. SE FL 1949 3 954 28.17
40.
FRAN (NC)
1996 3 954 28.17
43. ELOISE (NW FL) 1975 3 955 28.20
43. KING (SE FL) 1950 3 955 28.20
43. CENTRAL LA 1926 3 955 28.20
43. SW LA 1918 3 955 28.20
43. SW FL 1910 3 955 28.20
48. NC 1933 3 957 28.26
48. FL (Keys) 1909 3 957 28.26
50. EASY (NW FL) 1950 3 958 28.29
50. N TX 1941 3 958 28.29
50. NW FL 1917 3 958 28.29
50. N TX 1909 3 958 28.29
50. MS/AL 1906 3 958 28.29
55. ELENA (MS/AL/NW FL) 1985 3 959 28.32
56. CAROL (NE U.S.) 1954 3 * 960 28.35
56. IONE (NC) 1955 3 960 28.35
56. EMILY (NC) 1993 3 960 28.35
59. ALICIA (N TX) 1983 3 962 28.41
59. CONNIE (NC/VA) 1955 3 962 28.41
59. SW FL/NE FL 1944 3 962 28.41
59. CENTRAL LA 1934 3 962 28.41
63. SW FL/NE FL 1948 3 963 28.44
64. NW FL 1936 3 964 28.47

 

 

* – Moving more than 30 miles an hour.
& – Highest category justified by winds.
# – Classified Cat. 4 because of estimated winds.
+ – Cape Fear, North Carolina, area only; was a
Cat. 2 at final landfall


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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

By
international agreement, Tropical Cyclone is the general term
for all cyclone circulations (including hurricanes)
originating over tropical waters, classified by form and
intensity as follows:

 

Tropical Wave A trough of low pressure in the trade-wind
easterly
Tropical Disturbance A moving area of
thunderstorms in the Tropics that maintains its identity
for 24 hours or more.  A common phenomenon in the
tropics.
Tropical Depression A tropical cyclone in
which the maximum sustained surface wind is 38 mph (33
knots) or less.
Tropical Storm Watch Is issued for a coastal
area when there is a threat of tropical storm conditions
within 36 hours.
Tropical Storm
Warning
A warning for tropical
storm conditions, including sustained winds within the
range of 39 to 73 mph (34 to 63 knots) which are expected
in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less
Tropical Storm A tropical cyclone in
which the maximum sustained surface wind ranges from 39 –
73 mph (34 – 63 knots) inclusive.
Hurricane Watch An announcement that
hurricane conditions pose a possible threat to a specified
coastal area within 36 hours.
Hurricane Warning A warning that sustained
winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher are expected in a
specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.
Hurricane A tropical cyclone in
which maximum sustained wind is 74 mph (64 knots) or
greater.
Hurricane Eye The relatively calm area
near the center of the storm that can last from several
minutes to over an hour, depending on the hurricane’s size
and speed, which ends suddenly as winds return from the
opposite direction, possibly with greater force.
Storm Surge A dome-like rise in ocean
level associated with a hurricane. The difference between
this abnormal rise in sea level and the level that would
occur otherwise is called the storm surge.  It is
highest along and to the immediate right of where the
hurricane strikes land.
Small Craft Advisory An alert issued to small
boats in coastal waters for winds of 23 – 38 mph (20 -23
knots).  However, when a tropical storm or hurricane
threatens a coastal area, small craft are advised to
remain in port or not venture into open seas.
Flash Flood Watch Means that flash flood
conditions are possible within the designated watch area.
Flash Flood Warning Means a flash flood has
been reported or is imminent.