[51] The remnants later contributed to the formation of Hurricane Dora in the eastern Pacific. [36] Sint Maarteen received about $1.5 billion in damage and four deaths occurred there. [108] A woman died after being caught in a rip current offshore Asbury Park. [36] Harvey and Irma struck the continental United States as Category 4 hurricanes in the span of two weeks; this marks the first time the country has suffered two landfalls of such intensity during the same hurricane season. They will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel for the 2023 season, respectively. [123][124] However, the mid-level remnants of the tropical cyclone became intertwined with an upper-level trough; a deep burst of convection led to a new surface circulation, and by 12:00 UTC on September 22, the system reorganized into Tropical Depression Lee. Thereafter, warm sea-surface temperatures and light wind shear allowed Maria to intensify rapidly. [36] A total of 10 deaths occurred and damage was estimated at $13.6 billion. Coastal flooding was reported in Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties, causing additional road closures. Wind shear initially prevented further development, though the wave became a tropical depression around 06:00 UTC on August 17 about 505 mi (813 km) east of Barbados. Gradually, the system became better organized and was able to maintain an area of deep convection to the east of the center. The names Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate were retired following the season due to the number of deaths and amount of damage they caused. This shows how the name lists are recycled every six years. Overall, damage from Cindy totaled less than $25 million. Get the latest Fox 4 Weather Hurricane Coverage here. Jose is the 10th name on the list of planned Atlantic tropical and subtropical storm names for 2017. [49] Additionally, unrelated to Arlene, Tropical Storm Adrian in the Eastern Pacific basin also formed before the corresponding hurricane season was set to officially begin, being the earliest-named storm in the Eastern Pacific proper. The system recurved northeast after peak intensity and quickly succumbed to strong northerly wind shear and progressively cooler ocean waters; it weakened below major hurricane strength early on September 28, fell below hurricane strength by 18:00 UTC on September 29, and degenerated to a post-tropical cyclone by 06:00 UTC on September 30, after lacking deep convection for over 12 hours. Although initially non-tropical in appearance, the low gradually shed its extratropical characteristics while tracking over sea surface temperatures of 81 °F (27 °C), anomalously warm for the region. By Melinda Morris, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Hate to say this, but hurricane season starts June 1. The same names are used every six years, but storms that are incredibly deadly or costly are retired, meaning the name is replaced. [100] Approximately 50,000 boats were damaged or destroyed. In Cuba, the provinces of Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, and Matanzas were hardest hit. By October 24, it began interacting with a Central American gyre while situated over the southwestern Caribbean. [35] Irma ravaged the northern Leeward Islands and produced a trail of destruction through the Greater Antilles and Southeast United States. However, as shown by Tropical Storm Arlene in April, the formation of tropical cyclones was possible at other times of the year. [68], Following the classification of Tropical Storm Emily, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 31 counties to ensure residents were provided with the necessary resources. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration With a clear eye surrounded by a ring of extremely deep convection, Irma peaked with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 km/h). [103] At least 84 deaths occurred in the state and damage was estimated at $50 billion. [146], The storm produced heavy rainfall in the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas. 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[130] Surrounding islands were also dealt a devastating blow, with reports of flooding, downed trees, and damaged buildings, with Guadeloupe in particular experiencing extensive damage. The season became only the sixth to feature at least two Category 5 hurricanes, after 1932, 1933, 1961, 2005, and 2007. Irma was previously used in 1978, and was used for the first and only time on the modern naming lists in 2017. [61] It began to show signs of organization over the central Atlantic early on July 3,[60] but the chances for development began to decrease two days later as the system moved toward a more stable environment. Early on October 16, Ophelia ceased to be a tropical cyclone after merging with a strong cold front about 310 mi (500 km) southwest of Mizen Head, Ireland. [5] Some of these forecasts also take into consideration what happened in previous seasons and the dissipation of the 2014–16 El Niño event. Then that name is replaced on its list with another short, distinctive name of the same letter as the name retired. One of those damaged dozens of homes in Boynton Beach, while another produced a wind gust of 74 mph (119 km/h) in West Palm Beach. National Hurricane Center Reaching a forward speed of 29 mph (47 km/h), Nate became the fastest-moving tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. After a steady increase in convection beginning on October 8, the low transitioned into Tropical Storm Ophelia about 875 mi (1,410 km) west-southwest of the Azores. Despite having a low chance of development, a rapid period of organization occurred over the next 24 hours. Miami, FL, 33165 The following list of names was used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2017. [51] On the island of Tobago, a man's house collapsed on him; he eventually succumbed to his injuries a week later. [114], In preparation for Katia, over 4,000 residents were evacuated from the states of Veracruz and Puebla. [142] With approximately €68.7 million (US$81.1 million) in damage,[144] Ophelia was considered the worst storm in Ireland in 50 years. [126] By 06:00 UTC the following day, Lee intensified into a hurricane, based on the presence of an eye on satellite imagery. [120] Coincidentally, the storm struck Mexico just days after a major earthquake struck the country, worsening the aftermath and recovery. [51] On the mainland, about 800 families were significantly affected in Miranda state, of whom 400 lost their homes. The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2019 list will be used again in 2025. The devastating hurricane season of 2017 was the most damaging hurricane season in U.S. history, with total damages of $206.6 billion, said disaster research scientists Charles Watson Jr. … Today, the entity responsible for choosing the official hurricane names is the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The post-tropical cyclone moved south and east, before dissipating well west-southwest of the Azores on April 22. The season also had the highest accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) since 2005, with a record three hurricanes each generating an ACE of over 40: Irma, Jose, and Maria. [25] Unlike the pattern of previous years that acted to steer many tropical cyclones harmlessly into the open Atlantic, 2017 featured a pattern conducive for landfalls;[24] in fact, the season culminated into 23 separate landfalls by Atlantic named storms. 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