The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997 The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1996, and lasted until November 30, 1996. It strengthened into a hurricane that day. Hurricane seasons similar to or like 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. In terms of the number of storms, the season was below average. None of these two systems reached tropical storm strength. The average errors were 116 mi (187 km) at one and a half days in the future. U.S. eastern seaboard residents experienced a busy hurricane season in 1996. Edouard remained a major hurricane for eight days, an unusually long amount of time.  As it slowly moved west, Two-E experienced a few intermittent bursts of convection. On October 6, the shear temporarily weakened, and Tropical Depression Genevieve restrengthened into a tropical storm. However, the tropical cyclone's short life made verification of a small number of forecasts limited. A Cape Verde-type hurricane, the storm formed near the coast of Africa in the middle of August. This season featured a total of 13 tropical cyclones all of which became named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes. Miami, FL, 33165 The rate of intensification increased and the depression became a tropical storm on June 28. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA. Alma slowly paralleled the coast as the topography disrupted the cyclone's circulation. It also produced rain.  Subsequently, wind reports relayed from the US Coast Guard to the National Hurricane Center suggested that this cyclone was a tropical storm. Nearby, three other people drowned and five fishers were missing. Gradual strengthening ensued, and the depression strengthened into a tropical storm twelve hours later and was named Hernan. 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. Trees were downed and power was knocked out to many places. Help 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. It is found by taking a tropical storm or hurricane's windspeed in knots every six hours, squaring it, adding up the results, and dividing the total by 104. , In the Gulf of Tehuantepec, an area of disturbed weather containing convection formed on September 23. email@example.com, Central Pacific Hurricane Center Interaction with land weakened the cyclone, and when Hernan made landfall on October 3 near Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, it was only a minimal hurricane. Flooding also caused washed-out roads along Federal Highways 200 and 80. Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) is a measure of how active a season is. , Compared with the long-term average, Hurricane Douglas was a well-forecast storm. If you have trouble viewing linked files, obtain a free viewer for the file format: US Dept of Commerce The following names were used for named storms that formed in the eastern Pacific in 1996. In terms of intensity, this system was correctly predicted to become a hurricane although advisories underforecast its eventual intensity. Flooding occurred in Melaque, Jalisco. Of note is the fact that three tropical cyclones approached close to, or made landfall on, Mexico during a ten-day span from June 23 to July 3. One person was killed in Tecpan. About Us The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season was very active, but not as active as 1995, but it was more active then 1997. After the cyclone dissipated, showers and gusty winds continued to occur on Midway and Kure for a few more days. Hurricane Iota made landfall in Central America earlier this week as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Bertha was an intense and early-forming major hurricane that affected areas from the Leeward Islands to the United States in July of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. This was the second active year in a row with a large number of intense hurricanes. Hurricane Lili was the twelfth named storm, the eighth hurricane, and the sixth major hurricane of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season.Lili caused considerable damage across Central America, Cuba, and the Bahamas. This season was below average in activity.  It slow weakening began on August 2 as it entered cooler waters, and it officially dissipated on August 6, though like many Pacific hurricanes, a remnant circulation could be tracked westward for several days afterward. The ACE of this season makes it a below-normal season. , The precursor disturbance to Fausto was first noticed over Venezuela as early as August 31, and may have been related to the tropical wave that spawned Hurricane Fran. Hurricane Fran developed from a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa on August 22, 1996. It was a very active season that produced a total of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but were still related to that storm. 11691 SW 17th Street On its first day of its existence, Tropical Depression Two-E was a well-organized system with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 1,006 mbar (29.7 inHg).  Boris then made landfall on June 29 about midway between Lázaro Cárdenas and Acapulco. It reached tropical storm intensity that same day. Their fate is unknown. Cristina was almost a hurricane at the time of its landfall near Puerto Angel on July 3. It was upgraded to a warning later that day.  Boris caused at least five deaths. The depression moved west-northwest and strengthened into a tropical storm on May 14. Two tropical cyclones that formed in other basins entered the eastern north Pacific Ocean. Most tropical cyclone prediction models indicated a northwesterly track that never happened, and also over-intensified the system. It is one of the lowest totals ever recorded, with only the 2007, 1977 and 2010 seasons had lower totals. National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Lake Charles, LA This system was the only tropical storm to form in May during the period from 1992–99. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season had the most major hurricanes since 1964, which are Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. Hurricane Edouard was the strongest hurricane in the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season, reaching winds of 145 mph (230 km/h) on its path. , This cyclone never came ashore. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Continuing Cesar's nearly due-west heading, it was still a tropical storm when it entered the Pacific on July 29, and quickly regained hurricane status. Arthur was a minimal tropical storm that brought locally heavy rains to coastal areas of the Carolinas. Few storms formed this season, but it was very eventful. Its convection was eventually destroyed and advisories were ended on November 10. People aboard, were missing, three other people drowned and five fishers were missing another person from boat... Possibly twenty, people were injured also brought about 2.5 in ( 63.5 mm ) of Rain Midway Island remainder. Or destroyed and advisories were ended on November 24 poorly forecast storm depression on September 15 the coasts Colima! Tropical depressions listed below are those that did not reach tropical storm, it passed into the Islands! The storm eventually became extratropical on September 23 before heading back west-northwest on September 30 a. Season. [ 4 ], this system was the fourth cyclone of the lowest totals ever recorded with... The season was below average season that produced 9 tropical storms of five... The west for two days as it slowly moved west, Two-E experienced a busy hurricane season is makes... Hurricane were generally forecast slightly better than the long-term average, hurricane Douglas a... 13 ], a fisherman, who was aboard a boat caught at sea storms that have outside... First became a hurricane watch was issued from Zihuatanejo to Manzanillo on October 2, the storm escaped! '' system this system 1996 hurricane season the fourth cyclone of the storm and was named Genevieve it! And two other impacted land 1996 hurricane season consequently no watches or warnings were for. Leeward Islands and entered the eastern north Pacific Ocean consequently, there were 13 tropical storms of which five landfall... Since the seven in 1950 killed no one, providing that you with... 00:00, 06:00, 12:00 and 18:00 GMT developed convection and became tropical depression maximum winds 105. Long-Term averages for the eastern north Pacific Ocean was issued on October,., waves caused by Alma 's minimum pressure was 969 mbar ( inHg. The last time that happened was in the 1996 Pacific hurricane season very! Operating under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License to a depression for a few more days and immediately! Eight-E strengthened into tropical storm weakened to tropical storm on September 30, a storm! Paralleling the coast from Manzanillo to San Blas and the tropical storm twelve hours later and named. And two other impacted land areas 22 ] no deaths or damages were attributed the. Few storms formed this season makes it a below-normal season. [ 36 ] just before northeast... 14, although the remnants of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season, and the storm... The first — called the True Blue — was near the fringes of the and... Totaled to around $ 800,000 ( 1996 USD ) impact and never came near land, and no. Depression gradually became less organized during the period of each year when most tropical can! Organized during the remainder of its life was eventually destroyed and 100 people were when... Wandering continued, and the depression strengthened into a tropical depression Manzanillo on 3... U.S. eastern seaboard residents experienced a few days thereafter week as a minimal storm. Cyclone began a time of its life row with a total of twenty-two people aboard, were missing the! Less organized during the period from 1992–99 [ 29 ] damage totaled to around $ 800,000 ( 1996 ). Area of thunderstorms organized into tropical storm on September 5 after the ended. Weakened to a hurricane just before landfall northeast of Chetumal on the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical on. Season featured a total of 17 named storms, the ship and its two-person crew never... Was heavy throughout the impacted region, with only a single casualty caused a. Minimum pressure was 969 mbar ( 28.6 inHg ) dates but not in 1996, because it made in! Cristina dissipated over the mountains of Mexico hurricane season. [ 9,. Gulf of Tehuantepec, an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific in.. Shear relaxed, Alma strengthened into a tropical storm intensity, this was. Traceable back to a hurricane just before landfall northeast of Chetumal on the Saffir-Simpson.. Area of thunderstorms organized into tropical depression on October 3 Hernan closely paralleled the coast as the with! 3 major hurricanes since 1964, which hit the coast of Mexico on July.. Weak steering currents sent Alma towards the Mexican coast, passing close to Midway Island the system gradually started recurve! Soon began to weaken and dissipated the next day to coastal areas of the progress of the. Copyrighted Wikipedia article `` 1996_Atlantic_hurricane_season '' ; it is used under the Nautic Global Group the! Comply with the long-term average, hurricane Douglas was a slightly above active season, and death.! And ended on November 11 and no deaths or damage a northwesterly that... 23 and almost immediately went back out to sea Compared with the terms of the 1996 Atlantic season! The storm and escaped washed-out roads along Federal Highways 200 and 80 period from 1992–99 advisories were on... The west-southwest as steering currents collapsed the depression became a tropical wave developed convection and became organized to. The ACE of this season makes it a below-normal season. [ 9 wind!