There were also 19 deaths, most of which due to drowning during flash floods. New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island were also impacted, though not as severely as in Nova Scotia. After weakening to a tropical storm later that day, Cesar moved into the Pacific and was reclassified as Tropical Storm Douglas on July 29. [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. Slightly further intensification occurred and Kyle peaked as a 50 mph (85 km/h) tropical storm early on October 12. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1996, and lasted until November 30, 1996. Edouard was at major hurricane status for around eight days. Despite this, both reached major hurricane status. 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 … Late on July 12, Bertha made landfall between Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Beach, North Carolina with winds of 90 mph (140 km/h). By early on October 13, the storm had completely dissipated inland. Hurricane Fran developed from a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa on August 22, 1996. 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. Conditions were initially unfavorable for development due to outflow from Hurricane Fran. [27] The storm continued westward and intensified into a hurricane on July 27. "1996 Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storms and Hurricanes", "FAQ: What names have been retired in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins? Hortense passed over Guadeloupe on the following day and entered the Caribbean Sea. The storm deepened further and was upgraded to a hurricane again at 1200 UTC on August 23; Dolly simultaneously peaked with winds of 80 mph (130 km/h). On September 28, Isidore weakened to a Category 2 hurricane. The 1996 hurricane season was much more active than the long term average of six hurricanes, two of which are major. 1:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Tropical Storm Lili becomes extratropical about 300, 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Tropical depression Thirteen forms south of. Hurricane Bertha made landfall in southeastern North Carolina as a category 2 hurricane on July 12, 1996. 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 … Dolly headed westward and intensified into a Category 1 hurricane late on August 20. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 24) – Tropical Storm Dolly weakens into a tropical depression. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences , 53, 2264 - 2282 [40], In South Carolina, the outer bands of Fran produced high winds and light to moderate rainfall, downing numerous trees and power lines. 1996 Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Introduction. September 2, 1996- Large swells from Hurricane Fran in the open Atlantic Ocean knock five people out of a fishing boat off Jupiter Inlet; all are rescued. Storms Subtropical Storm One. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1996, and lasted until November 30, 1996. [12] In Honduras, 4,000 homes were destroyed, 40 bridges washed away,[73] and nearly 50,000 acres of fruit plantations were flooded. 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Lili regains Category 2 intensity. The rains heavily damaged the sugar cane and banana crops. [17] In North Carolina, swells ranged as high as 7 ft (2.1 m). As a result, a number of cars were damaged and over 63,000 people were left without electricity. Edouard passed well north of the Lesser Antilles and then began re-curving northward on August 29. 7:00 am EST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Marco weakens into a tropical depression. Hurricane Andrew was the most damaging hurricane in the history of the United States, until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, Fran became less organized after a disruption to inflow due to Hurricane Edouard and weakened back to a tropical storm. On land, gusts exceeded 90 mph at Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and Figure Eight Island, and reached 108 mph at the New River Marine Corps Air Station near Jacksonville, NC. It was much less severe there. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC September 3) – Hurricane Edouard weakens into a tropical storm. Several hundred thousand falling trees damaged at least 10,000 homes. 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. The storm intensified slightly further, before making landfall near Guánica, Puerto Rico with winds of 80 mph (130 km/h) at 0600 UTC on September 10. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha reaches Category 3 intensity. [8] Although September is the climatological peak of hurricane season,[13] only two tropical cyclones developed in that month. Widespread flooding occurred after a river in the Pueblo Viejo area overflowed its banks. This timeline documents all the storm formations, strengthening, weakening, landfalls, extratropical transitions, as well as dissipation. It was an hyper-active season in which 25 tropical cyclones formed, with all cyclones attaining tropical storm status. On November 19, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Marco. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard regains Category 4 intensity. For almost an entire week, Hurricane Lili oscillated in intensity while fluctuating several times in forward speed. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard reaches Category 2 intensity. [18] The storm caused numerous power outages and damaged 10 homes in Antigua and Barbuda. The system produced strong winds and flooding, leading to 113 deaths and $202.96 million in damage. The season featured nine tropical cyclone landfalls, including six hurricanes, one of which was a major hurricane. It was the first time since the mid-'50s that North Carolina had experienced two hurricane landfalls in one hurricane season. 1:00 pm EST (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Marco weakens into a tropical storm. Throughout Mexico, there were fourteen fatalities reported, six in Veracruz, three in Nuevo León, and one in Monterrey. [16] Rainfall peaked at 5.85 inches (149 mm) in Georgetown, South Carolina,[17] though because it fell gradually, no significant flooding was reported, other than minor ponding of water on roads. Early on the following day, the storm made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina at the same intensity. The World Meteorological Organization retired three names in the spring of 1997: Cesar, Fran, and Hortense. 8:00 pm AST (0000 UTC August 25) – Hurricane Edouard reaches Category 4 intensity. 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. After convection wrapped around the circulation and banding features increased, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the depression to Tropical Storm Isidore on September 25. Thereafter, it tracked northwestward while fluctuating in intensity, before dissipating on November 26. The depression headed westward and barely strengthened until becoming Tropical Storm Hortense early on September 7. Large scale evacuations occurred in San Luis Potosí, while about 6,500 fled their homes in the Tampico area. 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Six of the hurricanes became “major,” that is, had maximum 1-min winds in excess of 49 m s −1 [category three or higher on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS); Simpson (1974)] in 1996. Edouard generated strong waves that killed two people on the coastal shore of New Jersey. Of these nine, six reached Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. 8:30 pm EDT (0030 UTC September 6) – Hurricane Fran makes landfall near. Throughout the state, approximately 1.7 million people were left without electricity. The 1996 hurricane season appeared as an extension of the 1995 season with another round of above-normal activity. The hurricane season of 1996 wasn’t much of a factor for Floridians. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical depression Four strengthens into Tropical Storm Dolly. 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. After the storm formed, further strengthening of Lili was gradual, first to tropical storm status on October 16 and then to hurricane status on October 17. 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. [45] The storm brought strong winds to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands,[45][49] and lesser winds to Bermuda. Around that time, it struck between Tuxpan, Veracruz and Tampico, Tamaulipas. 7:00 am CDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Kyle weakens into a tropical depression. [18] Additionally, damage in Puerto Rico totaled $7.5 million. Fran weakened and moved inland, becoming extratropical over Ontario on September 8. At 0600 UTC on August 25, Edouard attained its maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 933 mbar (27.6 inHg); it was the most intense tropical cyclone of the season. [74] Nine deaths were also reported. Visualize prices for 1996 Hurricane Fun Deck in Michigan (northern), MI on a graph. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Tropical depression Seven strengthens into. Hurricane Patricia, which formed in the eastern Pacific off Guatemala in 2015, had the strongest winds recorded, at 215 miles (346 km) an hour. 8:00 pm EDT (0000 UTC September 14) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. Minor erosion and coastal flooding also occurred in several states, especially in New York and Massachusetts. 8:00 pm AST (0000 UTC August 26) – Tropical depression Seven forms south of the Cape Verde Islands. Hurricane Edouard was the strongest hurricane in 1996. About two weeks passed before Lili transitioned into an extratropical storm north of the Azores on October 27, which subsequently moved across Ireland and Great Britain. Because much of the deep convection diminished, Isidore was declared extratropical at 0000 UTC on October 1, while located about 490 miles (790 km) west-southwest of Flores Island in the Azores. Initially, the depression moved north-northwestward and then northward around the western periphery of an Atlantic subtropical ridge. 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. [45], The storm produced heavy rainfall and gusty winds as it passed through the Lesser Antilles. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Fran weakens into a tropical storm. Damage in North Carolina reached about $5.1 billion, with about $2.3 billion to homes and businesses, $1.1 billion to public property, $1 billion to forestry and timber, and $700 million to agriculture. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. Around the same time, the influence from Fran decreased, allowing it to intensify into Tropical Storm Gustav on August 28. Later, the storm passed midway between Cape Hatteras and Bermuda on September 1. Bertha was the first … Early in the season, it became clear that oceanic con-ditions over the tropical Atlantic basin were favorable for tropical cyclone formation. [19] The storm caused 3 deaths in Puerto Rico. 1:00 am EST (0600 UTC) – Tropical depression Thirteen strengthens into Tropical Storm Marco. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha regains Category 2 intensity. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Cesar weakens into a tropical storm. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC August 22) – Tropical Depression Dolly regains tropical storm status. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. It formed on June 27. 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. Finally, Hurricane Hortense formed in the east Atlantic during the month of September and crossed Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, causing 39 direct deaths and $158 million in damage. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Isidore weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Tropical depression Nine strengthens into Tropical Storm Isidore. [63], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Twelve on October 14. 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. [55] Strong winds left about 400,000 people without power. [64] In Cuba, 269,995 people were evacuated in advance of Lili, resulting in no deaths in the country. [1] These major hurricanes were Bertha, Edouard, Fran, Hortense, Isidore, and Lili. 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. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Isidore weakens into a tropical depression. At 1800 UTC on October 12, Kyle made landfall in eastern Guatemala with winds of 30 mph (45 km/h). 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Lili reaches Category 3 intensity. 2:00 am AST (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Edouard reaches its peak intensity of 145 mph (230 km/h) winds and a pressure of 933. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1996 and ended November 30th, 1996. [68] Overall, damage in the country was estimated at $362 million. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Arthur weakens into a tropical depression. 1996: Hurricane Bertha struck North Carolina in July, and Hurricane Fran in September. [12] Heavy rainfall was also reported in Cuba. In June, CSU predicted 10 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. 8:00 pm AST (0000 UTC September 28) – Hurricane Isidore reaches Category 3 intensity. [33], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Four at 0600 UTC on August 19, while located west-southwest of Jamaica. [22] In Nicaragua, the storm wrought about $50.5 million in losses. [22] Cesar caused minor damage in the ABC islands to roofs and trees; one person drowned in heavy surf on Curçao. The month of August also featured the strongest and costliest tropical cyclones of the season, Hurricane Edouard and Hurricane Fran, respectively. However, in April 1996, CSU revised their forecast, stating that 11 named storms would develop, with seven of those intensifying into a hurricane, and three reaching major hurricane intensity. The following names were used for named storms that formed in the north Atlantic in 1996. It was a very active season that produced a total of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. [55] The winds caused widespread power outages, including 26,000 in Virginia and 31,000 in New Jersey. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Fran weakens into a tropical depression. There was a broad area of warmer than … Only four other years this century had six or more intense hurricanes in a single season (1916, 1926, 1950, and 1961). The season officially began on June 1, 1996 and ended on November 30, 1996, dates which conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. Over the next few days, it continued to strengthen, becoming a hurricane on July 7, prior to moving through the northern Leeward Islands. [72], A cold front interacted with several tropical waves, eventually spawning Tropical Depression Thirteen late on November 16, while southwest of Jamaica. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Storm Bertha becomes, 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Tropical depression Three forms just north of. 8:00 pm AST (0000 UTC October 2) – Tropical Depression Isidore becomes extratropical. [50][51] Later in its duration, Hortense struck Nova Scotia, bringing heavy rainfall and hurricane force winds to isolated locations. On September 3, the storm weakened and became extratropical. [5] Although there was neither an El Niño or a La Niña,[9] the above average activity in the season was likely due to abnormally warm sea surface temperatures. Tropical Cyclones can and have formed outside these dates but not in 1996, because Hurricane Marco ended on November 24. [66] Damage was heaviest in Cuba, mostly due to the hurricane's heavy rainfall peaking at 29.41 inches (747 mm). [37] In the Dominican Republic, strong winds damaged a number of buildings and houses, and downed several power lines. 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Tropical Storm Gustav weakens into a tropical depression. Communications and power outages were reported as far west as Mazatlán, Sinaloa. [1] The season was above-average, featuring a total of thirteen named storms, nine hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. The 1996 Lake Huron Cyclone, commonly referred to as Hurricane Huron, Cyclone Huron, or the Lake Huron Subtropical Cyclone of 1996, was an extremely rare, strong cyclonic storm system that developed over Lake Huron in September 1996. [20] Four deaths occurred in Florida, three of which due to rip currents. 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. Strong waves in New Jersey drowned 2 people. 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. 7:00 am EST (1200 UTC) – Tropical Depression Marco regains tropical storm status. Flooding also forced the closure of several roads and impacted 80% of crops in Samaná Province. Damage and death include totals while a tropical cyclone was in its pre-formative or post-formative stages. Featuring a total of thirteen named storms, nine hurricanes, and six major hurricanes, the season officially began on June 1, 1996, and ended on November 30, 1996, dates which conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic … The system strengthened into Tropical Storm Dolly about twelve hours later. The depression moved westward and strengthened into Tropical Storm Edouard on August 22. On July 25, the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Cesar. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. It is only calculated for full advisories on tropical systems at or exceeding 34 knots (39 mph, 63 km/h) or tropical storm strength. 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. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season had 13 named storms, of which 9 became hurricanes and 6 became major hurricanes (hurricanes that are classified as Category 3 or higher). A period of rapid intensification began late on July 8, with Bertha peaking as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) on the following day. of the 1996 hurricanes was in that basin for a short period of time. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Lili weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. Tropical Cyclones can and have formed outside these dates but not in 1996, because Hurricane Marco ended on November 24. [69] In nearby Florida, one person died after being swept into a drain during the storm's heavy rains. The system weakened to a tropical depression on August 21. [19] There were 2 deaths in the state. [54] High tides flooded about 3,600 houses along the west coast. [35] In Quintana Roo, flooding destroyed a large amount of farmlands. [37][40] Hurricane Fran was responsible for 37 deaths, with 24 of them in North Carolina. More than 2,500 homes, 39 bridges and 25 miles (40 km) of roads were destroyed. It developed into Tropical Depression Three near Isla Margarita of Venezuela on July 24. The season officially began on June 1, 1996, and ended on November 30 that same year. 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. 7:00 pm CDT (0000 UTC July 29) – Tropical Storm Cesar completes its trek across Nicaragua, and becomes Tropical Storm Douglas in the Eastern Pacific. 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. 8:00 am AST (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Hortense weakens into a tropical storm. 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. [18] Overall, the storm caused 12 deaths and about $285 million in damage, primarily in eastern North Carolina. [38] In Canada, the storm brought rainfall up to 5.35 inches (136 mm) and gusts to 75 mph (121 km/h). 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Tropical Depression Arthur becomes extratropical about 350. Many boats were destroyed. It initially started moving towards the north-northeast, but veered towards the east the next day. 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 Gustav dissipates. 11:00 pm AST (0300 UTC September 15) – Hurricane Hortense makes its second landfall in. [19] Two deaths were confirmed in Saint Martin. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season had the most major hurricanes since 1950, which are Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale. 8:00 am EDT (1200 UTC) – Hurricane Hortense reaches Category 2 intensity. [36], A tropical wave developed into Tropical Depression Five on August 19, while located about 345 miles (555 km) southeast of Cape Verde. [19] North Carolina bore the brunt of the hurricane in the United States. [44], At 0000 UTC on August 29, Gustav reached its peak intensity as a 45 mph (75 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 1,005 mbar (29.7 inHg). In total, six major hurricanes formed during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season—the highest number produced in a single season since 1950. [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] 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. [46][47] Localized flooding was reported on Martinique. 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. Carolina Hurricanes played 1996-1997 season as Hartford Whalers. [34], The storm brought heavy rainfall to much of Mexico, peaking at 37.41 inches (950 mm). Due to an anticyclone to its north, the depression initially moved west-northwestward. 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Bertha weakens into a Category 2 hurricane. With a ridge to its north, the system moved west-southwestward. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. 2:00 am EDT (0600 UTC) – Hurricane Fran reaches Category 3 intensity. 130 mph (215 km/h) [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. 2:00 pm AST (1800 UTC) – Hurricane Lili weakens into a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Fran made landfall in the same general area a little over a month later as a Category 3 hurricane, causing 37 deaths and $5 billion in damage. The storm was originally forecast to slam the Northeastern United States. Bertha's wind speeds were measured as high as 116 mph at the Frying Pan Shoals tower off Cape Fear. On August 28, the depression began moving northwestward due to an approaching trough. As a result, the storm slowly weakened and was downgraded to a tropical depression late on September 1. 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