It formed on June 27. [81] This is the same list used for the 1990 season except for Dolly and Kyle, which replaced Diana and Klaus, respectively. [11][12], Tropical cyclogenesis in the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season began with the development of Tropical Storm Arthur on June 17. A combination of storm surge and strong winds damaged over 5,000 homes and buildings,[18] with at least 4 destroyed. The two-year total of 20 Atlantic hurricanes in 1995 and 1996 is the highest ever recorded, going back to at least when accurate records began in the mid-1940s. [5] All three storms had their names retired by the World Meteorological Organization in the spring of 1997,[9] and were replaced with Cristobal, Fay, and Hanna for the 2002 season, respectively. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 21) – Hurricane Dolly weakens into a tropical storm. Hurricane Hortense was the eighth named storm, the sixth hurricane, and the fourth major hurricane of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season.Hortense was also the second Category 4 hurricane of the 1996 season. This timeline documents all the storm formations, strengthening, weakening, landfalls, extratropical transitions, as well as dissipation. It was an above average season in which 13 tropical cyclones formed, with all cyclones attaining tropical storm status. Early in the season, it became clear that oceanic con-ditions over the tropical Atlantic basin were favorable for tropical cyclone formation. Cesar produced torrential rainfall in Central America after it formed, killing 122 Early on September 30, Isidore weakened to a tropical storm. [11], Edouard approached Nantucket, Massachusetts, but turned to the east before reaching land. A C-Man station located about 34.5 miles (55.5 km) southeast of Cape Fear reported sustained winds of 39 mph (64 km/h) and gusts up to 45 mph (75 km/h). About 24 hours later, it reached Category 2 intensity. Late on July 12, Bertha made landfall between Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Beach, North Carolina with winds of 90 mph (140 km/h). The French lost their bid to control the Atlantic coast of North America when a 1565 hurricane … The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996. It was the first time since the mid-'50s that North Carolina had experienced two hurricane landfalls in one hurricane season. About 24 hours later, Arthur made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina with winds of 45 mph (75 km/h). At least 3 fatalities were confirmed in that country. [22] In Nicaragua, the storm wrought about $50.5 million in losses. [48] Impact was most significant in Puerto Rico. It developed into Tropical Depression Three near Isla Margarita of Venezuela on July 24. The timeline also includes information that was not operationally released, meaning that information from post-storm reviews by the National Hurricane Center, such as information on a storm that was not operationally warned on, has been included. [10] Hurricane Edouard and Hurricane Marco also caused damage and fatalities, but neither storm made an official landfall. Hurricane Bertha made landfall in southeastern North Carolina as a category 2 hurricane on July 12, 1996. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Fran weakens into a tropical depression. Despite moderately strong wind shear, the depression strengthened and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Arthur while re-curving northeastward at 0000 UTC on June 19. [55] Strong winds left about 400,000 people without power. Shortly after moving inland, the storm became extratropical. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard reaches its peak intensity of 145 mph (230 km/h) winds and a pressure of 933. 1:00 am EST (0600 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco strengthens into. It is only calculated for full advisories on tropical systems at or exceeding 34 knots (39 mph, 63 km/h) or tropical storm strength. Edouard passed well north of the Lesser Antilles and then began re-curving northward on August 29. The season's nine hurricanes tie 1955 and 1980 as the eighth most active on record. It strengthened into a hurricane on September 9 and then curved northwestward. At 1800 UTC on October 12, Kyle made landfall in eastern Guatemala with winds of 30 mph (45 km/h). Southeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic states, New England, This page was last edited on 25 December 2020, at 15:44. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC July 13) – Hurricane Bertha weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. However, Fran became less organized after a disruption to inflow due to Hurricane Edouard and weakened back to a tropical storm. [42] Property damage in the United States was estimated at $5 billion. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Lili weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Cesar weakens into a tropical storm. Nine of these sixteen attained hurricane status and six of those reached major hurricane status,[8] which was well above the 1980–2010 average of 2.7 per season. [60], A tropical wave exited the west coast of Africa on September 27 and crossed the Atlantic and Caribbean before eventually developing into Tropical Depression Eleven on October 11. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. [83] They were replaced in the 2002 season by Cristobal, Fay, and Hanna. The season featured nine tropical cyclone landfalls, including six hurricanes, one of which was a major hurricane. Isidore deepened further and began developing an eye feature. [37] Damage in South Carolina reached about $40 million. Hortense brought torrential rainfall and flooding as it moved through the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.. Because it hit only one year after hurricanes Luis and Marilyn, and … [44], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Eight on September 3, while located about halfway between the Lesser Antilles and Cape Verde. Sixteen attained hurricane status and nine of those reached major hurric… Of these nine, six reached Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. 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. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha reaches Category 3 intensity. Hurricane Patricia, which formed in the eastern Pacific off Guatemala in 2015, had the strongest winds recorded, at 215 miles (346 km) an hour. After re-entering the Atlantic, Hortense substantially strengthened and peaked as a 140 mph (220 km/h) Category 4 hurricane early on September 13. [29] In Costa Rica, river flooding damaged or destroyed 3,874 homes; 150 bridges were also destroyed. At 0000 UTC on September 28, Isidore attained its peak intensity with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 960 mbar (hPa; 28.35 inHg). [74] Nine deaths were also reported. [69] In nearby Florida, one person died after being swept into a drain during the storm's heavy rains. These major hurricanes were Bertha, Edouard, Fran, Hortense, Isidore, and Lili. [39], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Six on August 23, while located southeast of Cape Verde. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard regains Category 4 intensity. Storms sometimes form before and after these dates but most storms form during the season. At 0000 UTC on September 5, Fran peaked as a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 946 mbar (27.9 inHg). By early on October 13, the storm had completely dissipated inland. [1] The season was above-average, featuring a total of thirteen named storms, nine hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. of the 1996 hurricanes was in that basin for a short period of time. Communications and power outages were reported as far west as Mazatlán, Sinaloa. Marco weakened back to a tropical storm later that day. Early on September 26, the storm was upgraded to a hurricane. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Fran reaches Category 3 intensity. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 24) – Tropical Storm Dolly weakens into a tropical depression. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha weakens into a tropical storm. [26] Strong winds and significant amounts of precipitation lashed the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, unroofing 60 homes,[27] and resulting in 11 fatalities,[28] and resulting in 800 million COP ($440,00 USD) in damage. 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. The 1996 season also continued the trend … [21] One surfer died in New Jersey. Across the island, 11,463 houses were severely damaged. … 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Lili strengthens into, 5:30 am EDT (0930 UTC) – Hurricane Lili reaches Category 2 intensity and makes landfall on the. The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1996 season. [80] The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2002 season. Moving generally eastward, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Josephine on October 6. Storms Subtropical Storm One. Dolly headed westward and intensified into a Category 1 hurricane late on August 20. [61] Impact from Kyle was minimal and limited to light rainfall in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. [15] Overall, damage caused by Arthur was minimal, totaling only $1 million. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Cesar (1996) Hurricane Cesar was the third named storm, and the second hurricane of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season, forming into a tropical depression on July 24, from a tropical wave that exited the coast of Africa on July 17. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Lili weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. On September 3, the storm weakened and became extratropical. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a Category 3 hurricane. 7:00 am EST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Tropical Storm Edouard becomes extratropical about 100 miles (160 km) south-southeast of the, 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical depression Eight forms about midway between the northern. As a result, a number of cars were damaged and over 63,000 people were left without electricity. The system strengthened into Tropical Storm Dolly about twelve hours later. Around that time, it struck Curaçao. [35] In Quintana Roo, flooding destroyed a large amount of farmlands. [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. 1996 Pacific hurricane season • Maximum winds Gustav dissipated at 0600 UTC on the following day, while situated about 1,015 miles (1,633 km) east-northeast of the northernmost Lesser Antilles. Early on the following day, the storm made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina at the same intensity. [20] Four deaths occurred in Florida, three of which due to rip currents. Around the same time, the influence from Fran decreased, allowing it to intensify into Tropical Storm Gustav on August 28. It was an hyper-active season in which 25 tropical cyclones formed, with all cyclones attaining tropical storm status. The hurricane season of 1996 wasn’t much of a factor for Floridians. It was the fourth cyclone of the 1996 Pacific hurricane season. It organized further over the next few days, becoming Tropical Depression Seven on August 26, while located about 150 miles (240 km) south of Cape Verde. Dolly quickly weakened to a tropical depression early on August 24, but remained intact while crossing Mexico and dissipated over the eastern Pacific Ocean on August 25. Carolina Hurricanes played 1996-1997 season as Hartford Whalers. There was a broad area of warmer than … It initially started moving towards the north-northeast, but veered towards the east the next day. 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It includes their duration, names, landfall(s) – denoted by bold location names – damages, and death totals. [66] Damage was heaviest in Cuba, mostly due to the hurricane's heavy rainfall peaking at 29.41 inches (747 mm). [72], A cold front interacted with several tropical waves, eventually spawning Tropical Depression Thirteen late on November 16, while southwest of Jamaica. After becoming a tropical depression on August 23rd, Fran strengthened into a powerful category three hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph while north of the Bahamas on September 4th. [55][58] Heavy rainfall flooded low-lying areas and rivers along the storm's path, including in North Carolina which had previously been affected by hurricanes Bertha and Fran earlier in the year. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Isidore reaches Category 2 intensity. Most everything new boat runs Great. [49] Damage in Puerto Rico was estimated at $153.4 million. [64] In Cuba, 269,995 people were evacuated in advance of Lili, resulting in no deaths in the country. Tropical Cyclones can and have formed outside these dates but not in 1996, because Hurricane Marco ended on November 24. [32] Overall, Cesar caused 113 deaths and $202.96 million in damage. [22], At 0400 UTC on July 28, Cesar made landfall near Bluefields, Nicaragua, with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). [45] The storm brought strong winds to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands,[45][49] and lesser winds to Bermuda. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Fran regains hurricane status. The occluded front extended from Lake Huron to Pennsylvania on September 13. In June, CSU predicted 10 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. [27] The storm continued westward and intensified into a hurricane on July 27. 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. The road network was significantly damaged. The storm lasted 10 days before dissipating on November 26,[8] only four days before the official end of the season on November 30. The next day, Lili made landfall in Matanzas Province, Cuba with winds of 100 mph (155 km/h) and moved across the central portion of the island;[64] it was first hurricane to hit the country since Kate in 1985. [1] ACE is, broadly speaking, a measure of the power of the hurricane multiplied by the length of time it existed, so storms that last a long time, as well as particularly strong hurricanes, have high ACEs. The month of August also featured the strongest and costliest tropical cyclones of the season, Hurricane Edouard and Hurricane Fran, respectively. Gradual weakening ensued the following day as Bertha moved up the Mid-Atlantic states and into New England before becoming extratropical on July 14. 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. Despite moderately strong wind shear, the depression strengthened and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Arthur while re-curving northeastward at 0000 UTC on June 19. However, upper-level southwesterly shear caused Kyle to quickly weaken back to a tropical depression later that day. Aside from Tropical Storm Gustav and Hurricane Isidore, all of the cyclones affected land. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Cesar strengthens into, 12:00 am EDT (0400 UTC) – Hurricane Cesar makes landfall just north of. 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