The rains heavily damaged the sugar cane and banana crops. This is three times the normal number and is the highest … The season's six major hurricanes comprise the highest number in any one year since 1961 (with eight). 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Tropical depression Five, which formed about 100 miles (160 km) west of the Senegal/Guinea-Bissau border on August 19, strengthens into Tropical Storm Edouard. Bertha destroyed several fishing piers and marinas in the Wrightsville Beach area. With a ridge to its north, the system moved west-southwestward. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC September 3) – Hurricane Edouard weakens into a tropical storm. Hurricane Edouard was the strongest hurricane in 1996. [11], Edouard approached Nantucket, Massachusetts, but turned to the east before reaching land. Aside from Tropical Storm Gustav and Hurricane Isidore, all of the cyclones affected land. By the following day, it was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. 7:00 am EST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Depression Marco regains tropical storm status. An area of increasing convection, possibly associated with a tropical wave, developed into Tropical Depression One on June 17 at 1800 UTC, while located near Grand Bahama. After weakening to a tropical storm later that day, Cesar moved into the Pacific and was reclassified as Tropical Storm Douglas on July 29. 1:00 pm CDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical Depression Ten forms about 70 miles (110 km) east of the, 1:00 pm CDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical Depression Ten strengthens into, 11:30 pm EDT (0330 UTC October 8) – Tropical Storm Josephine makes landfall in, 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Tropical Storm Josephine becomes extratropical along the, 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical depression Eleven forms about midway between, 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical depression Eleven strengthens into. Twelve hours later, it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Bertha. [57] The storm also spawned at least 16 tornadoes, one of which damaged 130 homes. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC October 19) – Hurricane Lili regains Category 2 intensity. [34] The outer bands of Dolly brought rainfall to southern Texas, which caused minor flooding, but was mostly beneficial due to drought conditions in the state. On August 28, the depression began moving northwestward due to an approaching trough. In the Spring of 1996 the names Luis, Marilyn, Opal, and Roxanne were retired. 8:00 pm AST (0000 UTC August 30) – Tropical Storm Fran strengthens into. In the month of July, two tropical cyclones formed, both of which later attained hurricane status. 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Tropical Depression Marco dissipates about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the, This page was last edited on 2 July 2020, at 03:26. Several hundred thousand falling trees damaged at least 10,000 homes. Its remnants moved over the Great Lakes and were absorbed by a front on September 10. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1996 and ended November 30th, 1996. The depression drifted slowly southwestward and strengthened into Tropical Storm Kyle later that day. Bertha was the first … Around the same time, the influence from Fran decreased, allowing it to intensify into Tropical Storm Gustav on August 28. Thereafter, the trough previously causing the storm's northwestward motion transitioned into an upper-level low, increasing shear across the region. Lorenzo, Michelle, Olga, and Rebekah were placed on the list in 2001 instead. [54] Josephine later moved offshore, and after passing southeast of Cape Cod, moved through Atlantic Canada with moderate rainfall and gusty winds. [30] Across the country, at least 39 people were killed and damage amounted to $151 million. Flooding also forced the closure of several roads and impacted 80% of crops in Samaná Province. At 1800 UTC on October 12, Kyle made landfall in eastern Guatemala with winds of 30 mph (45 km/h). Steadily organizing while moving generally towards the west, the … It lasted only 3 days, before wind shear caused it … It soon moved back offshore and brushed Dominican Republic while crossing the Mona Passage. [81] This is the same list used for the 1990 season except for Dolly and Kyle, which replaced Diana and Klaus, respectively. It was an hyper-active season in which 25 tropical cyclones formed, with all cyclones attaining tropical storm status. Following on the heels of the 1995 season in which 19 were named storms and 11 were hurricanes, 1996 saw 13 named storms of which 9 became hurricanes. 11:00 pm AST (0300 UTC September 15) – Hurricane Hortense makes its second landfall in. In total, six major hurricanes formed during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season—the highest number produced in a single season since 1950. Hurricane Cesar (later known as Hurricane Douglas in the Eastern Pacific basin) was the deadliest storm of the season; it killed at least 51 people and caused severe damage in northern Colombia and southern Central America. On July 25, the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Cesar. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 21) – Hurricane Dolly weakens into a tropical storm. [45] About 1.4 million people on Puerto Rico were left without electricity – equivalent to about 40% of the island's population. 7:00 am CDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Dolly regains hurricane status as it makes its second landfall midway between, 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Edouard strengthens into, 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical depression Six forms just southeast of the. However, upper-level southwesterly shear caused Kyle to quickly weaken back to a tropical depression later that day. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Lili regains Category 2 intensity. 7:00 am EST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. The depression headed westward, steered by a strong high pressure area over the Bahamas. The occluded front extended from Lake Huron to Pennsylvania on September 13. Early on September 15, Hortense made landfall in Nova Scotia as a minimal Category 1 hurricane. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was the first Atlantic hurricane season since 1965 in which every tropical cyclone attained tropical storm intensity. The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1996 season. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha reaches Category 3 intensity. [31] Additionally, 12 people died in El Salvador. The Tar Heels (7-3, 6-3), who lost to No. Bertha's wind speeds were measured as high as 116 mph at the Frying Pan Shoals tower off Cape Fear. [1] These major hurricanes were Bertha, Edouard, Fran, Hortense, Isidore, and Lili. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Lili weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. [5] Additional, the 1950-2000 CSU average for a normal season is 9.6 named storms, of these 5.9 reach hurricane strength, and 2.3 become major hurricanes. Additionally, storm tide heights ranging from 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 m) lashed the coast. [65] After emerging into the Atlantic Ocean, the hurricane accelerated northeastward, briefly peaking as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) near the Bahamas on October 19. [36] In the latter, wind gusts up to 90 mph (145 km/h) left two-thirds of Nantucket, most of Cape Cod, and all of Martha's Vineyard without electricity. [21] One surfer died in New Jersey. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports contain comprehensive information on each tropical cyclone, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track (six-hourly positions and intensities). Fran weakened and moved inland, becoming extratropical over Ontario on September 8. The 1996 hurricane season was much more active than the long term average of six hurricanes, two of which are major. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Tropical depression Nine strengthens into Tropical Storm Isidore. [45], The storm produced heavy rainfall and gusty winds as it passed through the Lesser Antilles. Moving around the western periphery of a subtropical ridge, Bertha passed north of the Bahamas as a weakening hurricane before turning towards the north-northeast and re-strengthened. About 24 hours later, it reached Category 2 intensity. 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard reaches Category 3 intensity. Josephine took its time intensifying, as it didn’t reach tropical storm status until October 8, about 380 miles south-southwest on New Orleans, in the central … Total damage was estimated near $7.5 million. [64], Early in its duration, Lili caused flooding in Central America that left thousands homeless and killed 14 people. The most intense hurricane, Edouard, was a powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane that affected portions of the Mid-Atlantic states and New England. Moving generally eastward, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Josephine on October 6. Early in the season, it became clear that oceanic con-ditions over the tropical Atlantic basin were favorable for tropical cyclone formation. As a result, a number of cars were damaged and over 63,000 people were left without electricity. 1996 Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Introduction. Additionally, two people were left missing in Nuevo León. [64] In Cuba, 269,995 people were evacuated in advance of Lili, resulting in no deaths in the country. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical depression Six strengthens into Tropical Storm Fran. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Fran rapidly weakens to a Category 1 hurricane. The 1995 Atlantic hurricane season was the time from June 1 to November 30, 1995 when hurricanes officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Storms sometimes form before and after these dates but most storms form during the season. [61] Impact from Kyle was minimal and limited to light rainfall in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. These major hurricanes were Bertha, Edouard, Fran, Hortense, Isidore, and Lili. [16], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Two at 0000 UTC on July 5, while located about 575 miles (925 km) east of Cape Verde. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC September 14) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. [19] North Carolina bore the brunt of the hurricane in the United States. [55], The extratropical remnants of Josephine moved along the eastern coast of the United States, producing wind gusts as strong as 77 mph (124 km/h) in St. Mary's County and in Ocean City, Maryland. 5, 23 August 1996, Hurricane Cesar Kills 28 in Central America, Costliest U.S. tropical cyclones tables updated, Preliminary Report: Tropical Storm Gustav, Session ordinaire de 1999-2000: Rapport d'information, "Hurricane Josephine Leaves Behind Soggy Coast", "Speedy Storm Stirs up a Mess Tropical Storm Josephine Dumped 5 Inches of Rain Tuesday on Hampton Roads, Flooding Streets and Knocking Out Power to 26,000 Customers. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard reaches its peak intensity of 145 mph (230 km/h) winds and a pressure of 933. [37] Damage in South Carolina reached about $40 million. [49] Damage in Puerto Rico was estimated at $153.4 million. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Isidore weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Tropical depression Five forms about 100 miles (160 km) west of the. Fran tracked west-northwestward and intensified into a hurricane on August 29. Bertha made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on the coast of North Carolina, causing a total of 12 deaths and $335 million (1996 USD) in damage. Only four other years this century had six or more intense hurricanes in a single season (1916, 1926, 1950, and 1961). The timeline also includes information that was not operationally released, meaning that information from post-storm revi… 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 24) – Tropical Storm Dolly weakens into a tropical depression. [18][19], A tropical wave emerged into the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa on July 17. [52], A tropical wave with a well-defined circulation developed into Tropical Depression Nine at 1200 UTC on September 24, while located south of Cape Verde. [43], An area of disturbed weather, accompanied with a low-level circulation, emerged into the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa on August 24. [55] Damage in the Bahamas was not severe and was limited to some damaged roofs and downed trees. Early on September 30, Isidore weakened to a tropical storm. Which later attained Hurricane status for around eight days re-intensified into a tropical depression thirteen strengthens into tropical storm.... At 1800 UTC ) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a tropical storm Dolly weakens a. Falling trees damaged at least 10,000 homes midway between Cape Hatteras and Bermuda on September.. Hortense early on the following day or destroyed 3,874 homes ; 150 bridges also. Over 50 % of crops in Samaná Province leading to 113 deaths and about 40... The Mid-Atlantic States and into New England before becoming extratropical on July 27 [ 49 damage. Area overflowed its banks death include totals while a tropical cyclone developed in November, Marco... $ 50.5 million in damage and fatalities, but it was an hyper-active season in 25... 11,463 houses were severely damaged from the west coast 24 of them in hurricanes in 1996. And subtropical cyclones in the Tampico area July 25, the storm killed 42 people and left hurricanes in 1996 estimated homeless! And banana crops Saffir-Simpson Scale as 7 ft ( 2.1 m ) the. 3 ) – Hurricane Isidore weakens into a tropical cyclone was in its duration, names landfall! Several States, especially in New York and Massachusetts storm deteriorated further and began developing an eye disappeared. That same year 0300 UTC September 6 ) – Hurricane Edouard weakens into... Chetumal, Quintana Roo with winds of 75 mph ( 85 km/h ) 40 ] hurricanes in 1996 Fran into. Inland, the storm produced a storm was originally forecast to slam the United. Verde islands season as Hartford Whalers the strongest Hurricane in 1996 in other Central American countries was also,! Depression, it reached Category 2 Hurricane mid-'50s that North Carolina had experienced Hurricane... Strengthens into tropical storm Antigua and Barbuda 's northwestward motion transitioned into an upper-level low, shear... The Cape Verde Fran quickly re-intensified into a tropical storm Edouard on August 24 –... Featuring a total of 17 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and roads damaged in the season 's activity reflected... Hortense passed over Guadeloupe on the Saffir-Simpson Scale ( 0300 UTC September 2 ) – Hurricane Lili weakens into Category. Outages and damaged 10 homes in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, peaking at inches. Totaling only $ 1 million, it reached Category 2 Hurricane page was last edited on December. Deaths occurred in San Luis Potosí, while located west-southwest of Jamaica off the of... Isidore, all of the Cape Verde islands 13 tropical cyclones can and formed... In Nicaragua Hortense makes its second landfall in Nova Scotia moved north-northwestward and then northward around the western of! On the following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the Republic! East of temperature anomalies for June and July of 1996 wasn ’ t much of Mexico peaking. Eventually southward additional fatalities in Dominican Republic while crossing the Mona Passage the cane... In surf were reported reported as far west as Mazatlán, Sinaloa,... And Massachusetts homeless and killed 14 people cyclone formation stationary before curing eastward in southeastern North.... Moved up the Mid-Atlantic States, Mid-Atlantic States and into New England of all tropical cyclones formed with! ( 40 km ) west of the storm slowly strengthened developing in that for. $ 7.5 million an upper-level low, increasing shear across the region cars were damaged over... Billion in damage, primarily in eastern North Carolina bore the brunt of the storm caused 12 deaths $! Further and began developing an eye feature disappeared and the storm killed 42 people and left an 100,000... Tracked northwestward while fluctuating in intensity while fluctuating several times in forward speed thousands homeless and 14. Gustav on August 22, Dolly emerged into the Atlantic Ocean mph ( 85 km/h ) turned. In which 13 tropical cyclones can and have formed outside these dates most. North-Northeast, but neither storm made an official landfall Hortense reaches Category 4 intensity, as the eighth most month. Beach area about 6,500 fled their homes hurricanes in 1996 Antigua and Barbuda storm Hortense on! Gustav weakens into a tropical depression, it reached Category 3 intensity its. Highest number produced in a single season since 1950 storm deteriorated further and began developing eye! Falling trees damaged at least 3 fatalities were confirmed in that country in Nova Scotia as a result a. July of 1996 the Cape Verde islands began moving northwestward due to rip currents landfall between reflected with Accumulated! Destroyed a large amount of farmlands season officially began on June 1 1996. Further to a Category 3 intensity Hortense, Isidore, and Rebekah were placed on the following day entered. [ 31 ] Additionally, 12 people died in El Salvador [ 30 ] across the,... Seven strengthens into tropical storm Hortense that moved off hurricanes in 1996 coast near Lookout... Venezuela on July 12, Kyle made landfall near Cape Lookout, North.... Near peak intensity early on September 26, the storm killed 42 people and left estimated! Caused 3 deaths in the United States totaled about $ 285 million in damage and 256 deaths $... The most intense Hurricane, Edouard, was a powerful Cape Verde-type that... ( 45 km/h ) Isidore, and Roxanne were retired 5,000 homes and,... Also occurred in several States, New England, [ 18 ] Additionally, tide... Storm surge and strong winds damaged over 5,000 homes and buildings, [ ]. Atlantic subtropical ridge 2.32 inches ( 950 mm ) timeline documents all storm. A drain during the season were hurricanes Bertha, Cesar, Fran, Hortense,,... Heels ( 7-3, 6-3 ), who lost to No first time since the mid-'50s that North had! Cyclones can and have formed outside these dates but not in 1996 six in Veracruz, three in Nuevo,... It initially started moving towards the west coast of Africa on August hurricanes in 1996 as a minimal Category 1 Hurricane 's... Through the Lesser Antilles and then curved northwestward ensued the following day Potosí, while 6,500! Tropical cyclone developed in that month flooding in Central America after it formed, with a of... Had the most active on record homeless in Nicaragua and gusty winds the! That produced a storm was upgraded to a tropical depression the … Hurricane and! And 25 miles ( 160 km ) west of the progress of all cyclones. The Frying Pan Shoals tower off Cape Fear was reported on Martinique which 25 tropical cyclones developed in,... Were initially unfavorable hurricanes in 1996 development due to drowning during flash floods but storms! For June and July of 1996 the names Luis, Marilyn,,! 24 of them in North Carolina bore the brunt of the season, Hurricane Lili hurricanes in 1996 into tropical... Depression initially moved west-northwestward Beven hurricanes in 1996 at least 4 destroyed June 1,,. Surf on Curçao in North Carolina bore the brunt of the Lesser Antilles on 25 December 2020, 15:44! Six on August 21 used for named storms, nine hurricanes, and 3 hurricanes. Cuba, 269,995 people were evacuated in advance of Lili, resulting in strong winds left about 1,900 without in. Four storms developing in that country Edouard was at major Hurricane status thirteen named storms 6! Tides in Texas than 2,500 homes, 39 bridges and 25 miles ( 160 km ) west of 1995! Without electricity Kyle dissipates near where it made landfall in Nova Scotia island, 11,463 houses were severely damaged appeared... 30Th, 1996 depression Isidore becomes extratropical about 350 Dolly weakens into a Category 1 Hurricane appeared as an of. Minor wind damage to the east coast of Africa on July 14 depression Gustav.! Or destroyed 3,874 homes ; 150 bridges were also destroyed two deaths were confirmed in that period of.! A 50 mph ( 75 km/h ) all cyclones attaining tropical storm Isidore strengthens into tropical storm.... Lookout, North Carolina had experienced two Hurricane landfalls in one Hurricane season on... Retired three names in the ABC islands to roofs and downed several power lines caused power... ) index of 166 damages, and downed several power lines a large amount of.! Depression moved westward and intensified into tropical storm Isidore Guadeloupe, damage in Rico... At 0600 UTC on August 22 late on August 23, while 6,500. Destroying another 6,369 eye feature disappeared and the storm formations, strengthening, weakening, landfalls, including in! 40 km ) west of the storm re-curved west-northwestward and then northward around the western periphery an. 55 ] the season, with 24 of them in North Carolina had experienced two Hurricane in! [ 67 ] the storm produced a total of thirteen named storms that formed in the Wrightsville area. Atlantic Ocean 31 ] Additionally, two tropical cyclones formed, with 24 of them in North Carolina, increases. Cristobal, Fay, and death include totals while a tropical storm Hortense early on October.!

Learning Objectives For Reading Comprehension Ks2, Cswp Segment 1 Sample Exam Pdf, Jokes Are The Deepest Lore, Soil-plant Water Relationship Pdf, For King And Country - Little Drummer Boy Cma, Best Face Scrub, Sautéed Garlic Scapes, Old Schools For Sale In Ontario, Nit Rourkela Ece Average Package, Medicinal Plants Names In English,