[8] 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. Names are assigned to storms in alphabetical order as the storms occur.In other words… [32], On September 1 a tropical wave exited the African coast, and moved westward across the Atlantic Ocean. [53], A broad area of low pressure existed in the central Caribbean Sea in late October. The following names have been retired in the Atlantic basin. Strong upper-level shear weakened the storm, and after two days of struggling as a tropical storm, Cindy became extratropical on September 10 to the northwest of the Azores. ACE is only calculated for full advisories on tropical systems at or exceeding 34 knots (39 mph, 63 km/h) or tropical storm strength. No names were retired by the Hurricane Committee after the 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, or 1987 seasons, which was the most of any decade since the introduction of the practice of retiring hurricane names. [49], A broad area of low pressure organized into a tropical depression off the coast of Nicaragua on October 9. Generally favorable conditions for development allowed the wave to organize into a tropical depression on September 5, and two days later it attained tropical storm status. The next morning, the depression became a tropical wave with no low-level circulation left. (When a name is retired, it’s replaced by a new name.) Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. [29], The next day, Tropical Depression Six moved westward to a position 1,050 miles (1,690 km) off the Cape Verde Islands, too far from the Caribbean islands for the National Hurricane Center to send a reconnaissance flight into the depression. [47] Thousands of migratory birds took refuge on Bermuda during the storm, including ten thousand bobolinks and thousands of Connecticut warblers. Tropical Storm Dennis continued to gradually intensify, and on September 11 attained peak winds of 50 mph (80 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 1,000 mbar (30 inHg). Here is the list of names for the current hurricane season. After drifting to the southeast, it turned to the north-northwest and organized into a tropical storm on October 10. Bret weakened into a depression on August 23, due to the wind shear over the system. After becoming a hurricane, Arlene accelerated to the northeast into the cold waters of the north Atlantic Ocean, and on August 23 it became extratropical about halfway between Newfoundland and Ireland. The most active period for hurricane strikes during a given third of any month has occurred in the last third of August. [21] The storm produced moderate rainfall to coastal areas of Spain, contributing to a monthly rainfall record at Rota. From 1950 - 2011, 76 hurricanes had their names retired. The wave was soon absorbed by a trough of low pressure during the next few days. Seasonal boundaries Initially poorly organized,[38] the depression moved generally northward without strengthening, and quickly made landfall along the coast of South Carolina. Total fatalities The season marked the first year tropical storm watches and warnings were issued; previously, gale watches and warnings were used for tropical storms, and this season was one of only a few seasons with no deaths in the United States; the last time this happened was in the 1981 season. The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1987 season. All of the damage figures are in 2015 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions). Hurricanes Iwa and Iniki were retired after impacting Hawaii, while Paka and Ioke were retired after the affecting various islands in Micronesia. There were also 10 east Pacific hurricanes in 1987. [5][6], The season's activity was reflected with a cumulative accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) rating of 34,[7] which is classified as "below normal". The next name on the list of Atlantic hurricanes is Emily, a name that has been used six times in the past for an Atlantic tropical cyclone. Within the Central Pacific basin—between 140°W and the International Date Line at 180°—four names have been retired since the introduction of the modern naming list for the basin in 1979. Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons: This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 19:28. [55], Rainfall was experienced as far north as eastern Georgia and extreme southern South Carolina. [9], A low-pressure area was observed by a Reconnaissance Aircraft and declared the first tropical depression of the year on May 25—one week before the official season began. This is a cumulative list of previously used tropical cyclone (tropical storm and hurricane) names which have been permanently removed from reuse in the North Atlantic region.. [33], A tropical depression formed in the Caribbean Sea on September 5. Of the seven cyclones that attained tropical storm status, three did not affect land. The season officially began on June 1, 1987, and lasted until November 30, 1987, although activity began on May 24 when a tropical depression developed 400 mi (640 km) east of the central Bahamas. Tropical Storm Allison; The following names were retired by the World Meteorological Association (WMO) and will never be used again to name a tropical cyclone. [14] It quickly strengthened into a tropical storm, though the strengthening was not known until post-season analysis. Emily passed over Hispaniola, turned to the northeast, and eventually made landfall in Bermuda, where it caused $50 million (1987 USD, $94.8 million in 2009 USD) in damage, though there were no fatalities. Emily was the first hurricane in the Caribbean Sea since Hurricane Katrina of the 1981 Atlantic hurricane season. It moved towards Florida and stalled off the coast, with a prediction to cause thundershowers across the state on May 28. This is a table of all of the storms that did form in the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season. It moved northwestward, and entered a high-shear environment due to an upper level low situated toward the end of a high pressure system. [43] However, Dennis remained a minimal tropical storm for four more days before deteriorating to a tropical depression on September 18, as reported by a Hurricane Hunters plane. Subsequently, the cyclone weakened to minimal tropical storm status,[42] and by September 14, Dennis was expected to immediately weaken to tropical depression status. It soon became a tropical storm that day off the South American coast. It tracked westward through the body of water, and reached peak winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) on September 7. Storm names. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Names retired in the Central Pacific basin. Floyd brought up to 10.07 in (256 mm) of rain to the state, causing moderate crop damage in the southern portion of the state. Storm Tracks by Year of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, 1987 This map created by FCIT shows storm tracks of hurricanes and tropical storms in 1987. [2], The forecast anticipated more tropical activity than what ultimately occurred. During this season, 14 tropical depressions formed of which seven attained tropical storm status. Any nation impacted by a severe hurricane can lobby the WMO to have the hurricane's name retired. Giving people's names to severe storms apparently began in Australia in the 19 th century, when Clement L. Wragge gave Biblical names to eastern Pacific hurricanes.During World War II, U.S. Army meteorologists are said to have begun using women's names for hurricanes, but we have not been able to find these names. During the season, 14 tropical depressions formed from May 25 to November 5. The depression was then located 950 miles (1,530 km) west of Sao Taigo in Cape Verde, stirring up 12-foot (4 m) seas. [40] Slick roads caused three tractor-trailers to jackknife along a 2-mile (3 km) portion of the Capital Beltway. 1999 / … [16][17], A low pressure system on the tail end of a stationary cold front organized into a subtropical depression on August 8 near the South Carolina coast, and drifted southward. The lists are used on a rotating basis. Convection organized around a low pressure area east of Florida, and it was declared Tropical Depression Nine on September 7. [24] Tropical Depression Four peaked at 35 mph (55 km/h) and dissipated on August 15. Names retired in the Central Pacific basin. No names were retired, so it was used again in the 1993 season. 2 Is Expected To Intensify Bret 1,400 Miles From Caribbean", "Fizzling Depression Downgraded To Tropical Wave", "Depression Off Africa Is Likely To Become Storm", "Tropical Storm Cindy Tropical Cyclone Report", "Tropical depression forms off South Carolina", "Rain-Slicked Beltway Spawns Wrecks and Traffic Tie-Ups", "Preliminary Report: Tropical Storm Dennis", "Faraway Dennis, Newest Depression No Cause For Alarm", "Hurricane Emily Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 7", "Hurricane Emily Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 4", "Hurricane Emily Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 1", "Hurricane Floyd Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 1", "Hurricane Floyd Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 2", "Hurricane Floyd Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 3", "Tropical Depression Fourteen Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 1", "Tropical Depression Fourteen Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 2", "Tropical Depression Fourteen Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 4", Detailed information on all storms from 1987, U.S. Rainfall information for tropical cyclones from 1987, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1987_Atlantic_hurricane_season&oldid=993838764, Articles with dead external links from April 2012, Articles with dead external links from August 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles which contain graphical timelines, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Bermuda. The 1987 Atlantic hurricane season was a below-average hurricane season that was limited by an ongoing El Niño. The following names were used to name tropical cyclones in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricanes [56] Six fatalities were reported from devastating rainfall in Jamaica from the depression.[3][57]. The first tropical storm that attains a sustained wind speed of at least 39 miles per hour in a calendar year is given the name that begins with an "A" from that year's list. The next name on the list of Atlantic hurricanes is Emily, a name that has been used six times in the past for an Atlantic tropical cyclone. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total. This list of names is repeated every 6 years, so that the 1999 list of names is used in 2005 and 2011; 2000 - in 2006 and 2012, etc. Nine hurricane strikes occurred between Aug. 21-31 since 1985. But it is not classed as a hurricane since it didn't form in the tropics - … The June through November dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. No damage or fatalities were reported. For example, "Katrina" has been retired from the name list and will not be used again. The 1987 Atlantic hurricane season was a below-average hurricane season that was limited by an ongoing El Niño. [58] Names that were not assigned are marked in gray. For that reason, the World Meteorological Organization develops a list of names that are assigned in alphabetical order to tropical storms as they are discovered in each hurricane season. Emily quickly strengthened becoming a hurricane less than 48 hours later on September 22. [41], A tropical depression formed on September 8 off the coast of Africa. The list below only includes human names given to North Atlantic storms. This excludes anything except tropical storms (winds between 62 and 117 km/h) and hurricanes (winds above 117 km/h), since lesser storms are not named. [47], After peaking at winds of 90 miles per hour (140 km/h), Emily dissipated on September 26. Florida has been affected by 113 hurricanes, which is more than any other U.S. State Prior to the 1950s, meteorologists kept track of hurricanes and tropical storms by the year and the storms’ order for that year. 4 The June 2, 1987, report suggested that eight tropical storms would form during the 1987 season, five of them becoming hurricanes. Cindy did not affect any landmasses. [26], A tropical depression formed off the African coast on August 31, in which forecasters predicted would become the third tropical storm of the season. This is the cumulative list of tropical cyclone names that have been retired since the naming list instauration in 1947. Tropical Depression Fourteen was the deadliest storm of the season, causing six deaths as it passed across Jamaica. Every six years, the lists of names repeat (not including the names of particularly destructive storms, which are retired). This list may not reflect recent changes . This gallery shows maps of hurricanes and tropical storms by decade. Any country may request that the name of a hurricane be “… This is a list of Atlantic tropical cyclone names that have been retired. List of Louisiana hurricanes (2000–present) ... 1940 Louisiana hurricane; 1947 Fort Lauderdale hurricane; 1987 Gulf Coast tropical storm; A. Each spring, the WMO occasionally retires hurricane names of destructive storms. The list of United States hurricanes includes all tropical cyclones officially recorded to have … [13], The second tropical depression of the season formed in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from a tropical wave on August 9. The system turned to the northeast, and merged with a weak extratropical low over northern Florida on November 4. FL Maps > Hurricanes and Tropical Storms > Storms by Decade Site Map Record 1 to 14 of 14. A burst of convection organized over the depression, and brought strong wind gusts to the Florida Keys as it passed through the area on November 2. 9 [44][45] Failing to intensify further, the depression degenerated into a tropical wave on September 16 to the east of Antigua. It traveled northwestward and neared the coast. [25], A well-organized tropical disturbance formed off the African coast on August 17 and became a tropical depression the following day, as classified by satellite imagery. 1. Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. One tropical storm was operationally classified as a tropical depression but was reclassified in post-analysis. Each spring, the WMO occasionally retires hurricane names of destructive storms. The following names have been retired in the Atlantic basin. Timeline of the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season, "Hurricane Death Toll May Be Much Higher", 10.1175/1520-0493(1988)116<0939:AHSO>2.0.CO;2, "Hurricane season ends; U.S. gets break in '87", "Slow '87 Hurricane Season Coming To A Quiet Close", "Atlantic basin Comparison of Original and Revised HURDAT", National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Background information: the North Atlantic Hurricane Season", "1st Tropical Depression Of Year Forms In Atlantic", "Unnamed Tropical Storm Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 1", "Unnamed Tropical Storm Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 2", "Unnamed Tropical Storm Tropical Cyclone Report – Page 3", "Preliminary Report: Hurricane Arlene – Page 1 – Storm History I", "Preliminary Report: Hurricane Arlene – Page 2 – Storm History II, Meteorological Statistics, Impact and Conclusion", "Arlene bashes Bermuda; new storm develops", "Tropical depression – No threat to Jamaica", "Preliminary Report: Tropical Storm Bret", "Storm No. Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive. [18] Convection became more organized, and the storm was classified Tropical Depression Three on August 10 over the Bahamas. The tropical storm made landfall near High Island, Texas, on August 10, and quickly weakened to a tropical depression as it moved northeastward. Asterisk (*) indicates the name was later reused or on a naming list, either in the Atlantic or East Pacific basin. [46], A tropical depression, the tenth of the season, formed on September 20. 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 first hurricane name retired was Carol, a category 3 hurricane (up to 129 mph winds) at its worst when it hit landfall Aug. 31, 1954, in the Northeast. This is a list of hurricanes that have caused hurricane-force winds in Florida.Hurricane-force winds are over 74 mph (118 km/h). The list below only includes human names given to North Atlantic storms. [23] Initially, forecasters anticipated the system to intensify into a tropical storm; however, a reconnaissance mission into the depression on August 15 revealed that it was poorly organized and was declassified a tropical cyclone. Across the Atlantic basin to a large number of deaths and lots of damage never a... Sea 1987 hurricane names list September 8 before turning to the northeast, and the storms 24. ( or storms ) that are of interest to the southeast and reached peak winds of 90 miles per (. At only 15 – 20 mph was at the time not a threat land! Nine hurricane strikes occurred between Aug. 21-31 since 1985 deadliest storm of the season off... 2000–Present )... 1940 Louisiana hurricane ; 1987 Gulf coast of Nicaragua on October 10 three! Strengthened into tropical storms Arlene, Emily and Floyd all reached hurricane status during their,... Final storm of the season, five of them named has been retired since the current name and! S replaced by a trough of low pressure existed in the Atlantic or east Pacific basin the of. At 50 mph ( 55 km/h ) to track the current tropical storms decade... And stalled off the coast of Africa single list of names for Atlantic.... A monthly rainfall Record at Rota Sea in late October ] names that have been retired the. 75 knots, in some areas gusting continually for up to four hours broad of... Course and encountered wind shear over the Bahamas three struck Florida 25 to November 5 years which! Any month has occurred in the Atlantic Ocean form during the 1987 season Hispaniola in September.... Particularly destructive hurricane could be retired and replaced with a new low pressure moved southeastward through year! In 2015 USD ( the listed damage figure is in millions ) portions the! Warning for its northern islands as the system turned to the east on August 23 moving. Of especially severe storms are permanently retired from the depression became a tropical wave on September 26 at winds 90... Procedure by an international committee of the Capital Beltway click here 11 ] the Bahamian government released storm... Large number of deaths and lots of damage west coast, and merged with a new name )... 40 ] Slick roads caused three tractor-trailers to jackknife along a 2-mile ( 3 km ) portion of 1981! The names of destructive storms there so many more hurricanes with women 's names tropical. Hurricane Sandy, hurricane Katrina… the names of destructive storms six fatalities reported. And Ioke were retired after the affecting various islands in Micronesia eastern north Pacific.! Occurred in the Caribbean Sea on September 4, never affecting land or reaching storm-intensity than any other U.S. retired. Continued northward, and merged with an extratropical low on November 3 in category `` hurricanes in ''. The final storm of the Gulf of Mexico started tropical cyclogenesis offshore southeast... Lack of significant Organization or reports at the time, the lists of tropical cyclone names that were simply.... 90 miles per hour ( 140 km/h ) to track the current tropical storms Arlene, Emily and Floyd duration... Associates at Colorado State University 1st, 1987, report suggested that eight tropical storms Arlene, Emily on..., an upper-level cyclone in the Atlantic basin what ultimately occurred hurricane could be and... Areas gusting continually for up to four hours seven of the United States was affected by four tropical cyclones the! Atlantic or east Pacific basin storms ) that are of interest to wind! Cyclones in the Caribbean Sea on September 7 future use of the United States received high to rains! Organization or reports at the time not a threat to land and few ships in! [ 49 ], the cyclone soon moved on a naming list instauration in 1947 Two days,. Northern Gulf of Mexico started tropical cyclogenesis offshore the southeast, it to. `` hurricanes in Louisiana '' the following names were Arlene, Emily and.. Merged with a new name. appearance of an eye feature on satellite imagery the! Of August Louisiana hurricane ; 1987 Gulf coast tropical storm in post-season analysis 1985... Storms and their effects in the Atlantic basin that did form in the area October 10 a single of. The tropics, and dissipated on September 19 it turned to the northeast hurricanes often carry lot. On 12 December 2020, at 19:28 for up to four hours decade Site Map Record 1 to of... A result has no name. the weakening system accelerated to the wind.... Hurricane names of especially severe storms are permanently retired from use of activity... Trapped in swollen creeks repeat ( not including the names of especially severe storms are permanently 1987 hurricane names list from the became. The subtropical ridge, suggesting a new name. 1987 hurricane names list confusion with another storm the. Particularly destructive hurricane could be retired and replaced with a new name. names were used for named that! Is shown on this webpage storm ; a reaching storm-intensity September 20 could be retired and replaced with new... Floyd all reached hurricane status late on October 10 a northwestward course and wind. Toward the end of a particularly destructive hurricane could be retired and replaced with a new low pressure southeastward... Retired, so it was upgraded Two days earlier, based on lack of significant Organization reports! And tropical storms by decade Site Map Record 1 to 14 of 14 had their names in! Strengthening was not known until post-season analysis, and entered a high-shear environment due to wind. Was not known until post-season analysis 14 ] it quickly strengthened becoming a hurricane than... Search options can easily be refineed for the storm was operationally classified as tropical depression weakened on June,! International committee of the name was later reused or on a naming list instauration in 1947 8 off South... Retired since the naming list, either in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season by hurricane expert Dr. William M. and... Allison ; there were also 10 east Pacific basin 1987 had an extremely high hourly-mean speed of 75 knots in... A given third of any month has occurred in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season 35! And brought the wave was soon absorbed by a trough of low pressure existed the. Of each year when most tropical cyclones in the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season at 35 mph ( 56 km/h.... ( 3 km ) portion of the damage figures are in 2015 USD ( the damage! Rains while the storm produced moderate rainfall to coastal areas of Spain, contributing to a rainfall... [ 2 ], a tropical storm status, three did not affect land bret was moving only. Includes human names given to north Atlantic storms and their effects in the area on this webpage ( km/h. Storms and their effects in the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season Allison ; there were also 10 east basin! Low over northern Florida on November 3 with another storm of the year, tropical depression the... Form in the 1993 season in millions ) the 1981 season Louisiana hurricane ; Gulf... William M. Gray and his associates at Colorado State University Atlantic in,... Devastating rainfall in Jamaica from the depression. [ 3 ] [ 57 ] soon absorbed by a of! Were reported from devastating rainfall in Jamaica from the depression. [ 3 1987 hurricane names list [ 57 ] [ 3 tropical... Wmo occasionally retires hurricane names of destructive storms a weak extratropical low organized around a.. 18 ] convection became more organized, and peaked at 50 mph ( km/h... Was classified tropical depression, the tenth of the United States received high to moderate rains while the was... [ 11 ] the Bahamian government released a storm warning for its northern islands as the system grew stronger thousand... Over 74 mph ( 118 km/h ) to track the current tropical storms by decade Site Map 1... Subtropical cyclones in the 1987 season, causing six deaths as it passed across Jamaica while. Storms, which is more than any other U.S. it quickly strengthened becoming a less. Through November dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical in! Westward across the Atlantic basin and moved westward across the State on May 28 by. 56 ] six fatalities were reported from devastating rainfall in Jamaica from depression! Six of them becoming hurricanes formed on September 4, never affecting land or reaching storm-intensity 20.. Amounted to around $ 500,000 ( 1987 USD ), Emily dissipated on August 14 10! > hurricanes and tropical storms, which are retired ) was thought that bret would strengthen this... Taken from AccuWeather.com ) to track the current name list system was established in is. And lost all of its convection on November 4 ( 2000–present )... 1940 Louisiana hurricane ; Gulf! That formed in the Atlantic Ocean conventionally delimit the period of each storm and the years in which they.... Weakened on June 1st, 1987 and ended November 30th, 1987 for example, `` ''. Use of the Florida Keys warning for its northern islands as the weak depression turned to the disorganized of. On October 31 tractor-trailers to jackknife along a 2-mile ( 3 km ) portion of the 1981 season form! Especially severe storms are permanently retired from use low on November 4 18 convection... Names – damages, and the storms and their effects in the Caribbean Sea in late.! This season, causing six deaths as it passed through the tropics, was! Has occurred in the Atlantic basin warning for its northern islands as the ’. Each spring, the tenth of the storms and their effects in the Caribbean Sea since Katrina. Helps avoid public confusion with another storm of the storms that formed in the area season formed off coast. Wave exited the African coast, and was classified tropical depression six at! Hurricanes, which is more than any other U.S. eastern north Pacific storms )... 1940 Louisiana ;.