2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here is a look at the 2016 ...

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 2:33 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 2:34 PM

Here is a look at the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.

Facts:
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season ran from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Accidents, disasters and safety

Hurricanes

Natural disasters

Severe weather

Tropical storms

Weather

Accidents

Ship and boat accidents

Fast Facts

Atlantic Ocean

Environment and natural resources

Landforms and ecosystems

Oceans

Cyclones

Florida

Hurricane Matthew

North America

South Carolina

Southeastern United States

United States

Continents and regions

Hurricane Harvey

Oceans and Seas (by name)

Physical locations

The Americas

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher."

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.

A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness:

A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.

A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.

Predictions:
April 14, 2016 - The Tropical Meteorology Project from Colorado State University predicts that the "2016 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have approximately average activity." They predict a total of 13 named storms and six hurricanes.

May 27, 2016 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a near-normal hurricane season, predicting that there is a 70% chance of having 10 to 16 named storms, of which four to eight could develop into hurricanes, including one to four major hurricanes (categories 3-5).

2016 Atlantic Storm Names:

Hurricane Alex
January 14, 2016 - Subtropical Storm Alex develops into a hurricane, the first hurricane to form in January since 1938.
January 15, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Bonnie
May 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Bonnie develops about 120 miles southeast of South Carolina.
May 29, 2016 - Downgraded to a tropical depression before making landfall near Charleston, South Carolina.

Tropical Storm Colin
June 5, 2016 - Tropical Storm Colin forms near the Yucatan peninsula.
June 7, 2016 - Makes landfall in Florida, bringing heavy rains, a day after Governor Rick Scott declares a state of emergency. It is the earliest in a season that three named storms have hit the region, beating the last record - set in 1887 - by about a week.

Tropical Storm Danielle
June 20, 2016 - Tropical Storm Danielle forms in the Bay of Campeche, and later makes landfall north of Tuxpan, Mexico. Danielle is the earliest fourth-named Atlantic storm on record.
June 21, 2016 - Dissipates over east-central Mexico.

Hurricane Earl
August 2, 2016 - Tropical Storm Earl forms.
August 3, 2016 - Earl becomes a Category 1 hurricane about 150 miles east of Belize City.
August 4, 2016 - Earl makes landfall near Belize City. Later in the day, Earl weakens to a tropical storm.
August 6-8, 2016 - At least forty people are killed when heavy rains, due to Tropical Storm Earl, trigger landslides in eastern Mexico.

Tropical Storm Fiona
August 18, 2016 - Tropical Storm Fiona forms over the central Atlantic.
August 21, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression without making landfall.

Hurricane Gaston
August 22, 2016 - Tropical Storm Gaston forms about 450 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
August 25, 2016 - Gaston becomes a Category 1 hurricane and later weakens to a tropical storm.
August 27, 2016 - Gaston strengthens back into a Category 1 hurricane about 655 miles east-southeast of Bermuda.
August 28, 2016 - Intensifies into a Category 3 hurricane.
September 2, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical storm.
September 3, 2016 - Becomes a tropical depression about 120 miles north-northwest of the central Azores.

Hurricane Hermine
August 31, 2016 - Tropical Storm Hermine forms about 395 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida.
September 1, 2016 - Strengthens to a hurricane.
September 2, 2016 - Hermine makes landfall east of St. Marks, Florida. At least one man is killed during the storm when he is struck by a tree in Marion County. Hermine weakens to a tropical storm later in the day.
September 3, 2016 - One person dies when a tractor-trailer overturns while crossing a bridge in eastern North Carolina amid high winds from Hermine.

Tropical Storm Ian
September 12, 2016 - Tropical Storm Ian forms over the central Atlantic Ocean.
September 16, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Julia
September 13, 2016 - Tropical Storm Julia forms over the northeastern coast of Florida.
September 16, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.

Tropical Storm Karl
September 15, 2016 - Tropical Storm Karl forms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
September 25, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone over the north Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Lisa
September 20, 2016 - Tropical Storm Lisa forms over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
September 24, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

Hurricane Matthew
September 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Matthew forms over the Windward Islands.
September 29, 2016 - Strengthens to a hurricane.
September 30, 2016 - Matthew intensifies to a Category 5 hurricane throughout the day.
October 1, 2016 - Weakens to a Category 4 hurricane.
October 4, 2016 - Matthew makes landfall in Haiti as a Category 4 hurricane, tearing through the small Caribbean nation with 125 mph (200 kph) winds and heavy rains that flood villages, raze crops, sweep away cattle and cut off parts of the island. The official death toll is more than 546, according to Haiti's Civil Protection Service, but that number is expected to rise. Four deaths are reported in the Dominican Republic, according to the country's government.
-- The World Health Organization later commits to sending a million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti, amid concerns over the rising number of cases in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and its ensuing humanitarian crisis.
October 7-8, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, leading to record-breaking flooding and millions of power outages. At least 45 US deaths are blamed on Matthew: 25 in North Carolina, 13 in Florida, four in South Carolina and three in Georgia.
October 9, 2016 - Matthew weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Hurricane Nicole
October 4, 2016 - Tropical Storm Nicole forms about 525 miles northeast of Puerto Rico.
October 6, 2016 - Nicole strengthens to a hurricane and strengthens to a Category 2 hurricane later in the day.
October 7, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical storm.
October 11, 2016 - Nicole strengthens back into a hurricane about 355 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.
October 12, 2016 - Intensifies to a Category 4 hurricane.
October 13, 2016 - Nicole hits Bermuda as a Category 3 hurricane, but no deaths are reported.
October 14, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical storm.
October 15, 2016 - Strengthens back into a hurricane about 550 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
October 17, 2016 - Returns to tropical storm status east of Newfoundland.
October 18, 2016 - Becomes a post-tropical cyclone.

Hurricane Otto
November 21, 2016 - Tropical Storm Otto forms about 175 miles east-southeast of San Andres Island.
November 22, 2016 - Otto strengthens to a hurricane about 235 miles east of Limon, Costa Rica.
November 24-25, 2016 - Otto makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 2 hurricane. It is later downgraded to a tropical storm and moves west out over the Pacific Ocean. At least 13 people are killed along the storm's path through Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. Otto's landfall location is the farthest south on record that a hurricane has hit in Central America.

Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 666516

Reported Deaths: 12726
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion912711659
Lake48687890
Allen36102644
Hamilton32445398
St. Joseph30306514
Elkhart25510420
Vanderburgh21326382
Tippecanoe20220205
Johnson16466363
Porter16068281
Hendricks15944302
Clark12060182
Madison11799323
Vigo11685234
Monroe10419164
Delaware9891179
LaPorte9831199
Howard9112201
Kosciusko8597111
Bartholomew7522147
Hancock7462134
Warrick7451153
Floyd7263173
Wayne6661192
Grant6462158
Boone616691
Morgan6129128
Dubois5936112
Dearborn551270
Cass5485100
Marshall5451105
Henry542995
Noble513178
Jackson465567
Shelby463391
Lawrence4195113
Gibson405185
Harrison403265
Clinton397553
Montgomery391684
DeKalb387478
Miami358263
Knox357885
Whitley351238
Huntington349477
Steuben340055
Putnam333960
Wabash333176
Ripley327962
Adams325449
Jasper319143
White298152
Jefferson296274
Daviess285996
Fayette272756
Decatur271688
Greene262680
Posey261432
Wells259075
Scott251850
LaGrange242470
Clay241644
Randolph226077
Spencer219430
Jennings216744
Washington213027
Sullivan203739
Fountain202842
Starke189951
Owen183654
Fulton179737
Jay178728
Carroll176919
Perry174036
Orange171451
Rush165622
Vermillion161543
Franklin159935
Tipton149541
Parke140216
Pike128533
Blackford120627
Pulaski107644
Newton96832
Brown95340
Benton92413
Crawford92213
Martin80314
Warren75914
Switzerland7558
Union67510
Ohio54211
Unassigned0427

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 977736

Reported Deaths: 17501
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1129551251
Cuyahoga968561881
Hamilton738821067
Montgomery47506923
Summit40668831
Butler35827531
Lucas35779720
Stark29581826
Warren22574275
Lorain22190424
Mahoning19578551
Lake18545332
Clermont18519205
Delaware16597121
Licking15089194
Fairfield14644188
Trumbull14423424
Greene13659221
Medina13517237
Clark12376256
Wood11656170
Portage11127172
Allen10820216
Richland10372188
Miami10059194
Muskingum8238117
Columbiana8168210
Pickaway8094111
Tuscarawas8075232
Marion8020127
Wayne7933199
Erie6961146
Ross6173132
Geauga6114142
Hancock6030121
Scioto600488
Ashtabula5998154
Lawrence527586
Union516341
Darke5052116
Belmont4999137
Huron4859108
Jefferson4836137
Sandusky4798112
Washington474396
Seneca4734111
Athens466149
Mercer459781
Auglaize456582
Shelby442679
Knox4054105
Putnam400593
Madison395455
Fulton383161
Ashland382683
Brown374852
Defiance373788
Crawford360098
Logan357373
Preble353987
Clinton342455
Highland328451
Ottawa325371
Williams303568
Jackson291846
Champaign290949
Guernsey288845
Perry271148
Fayette269943
Morrow261437
Henry247861
Hardin247359
Holmes244497
Coshocton240756
Van Wert230157
Gallia223938
Adams218239
Pike217228
Wyandot212450
Hocking195054
Carroll182143
Paulding161034
Meigs136031
Noble129233
Monroe117237
Morgan102120
Harrison100731
Vinton76613
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 26°
Angola
Mostly Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 32°
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
33° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 33°
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 26°
Lima
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 21°
Warmer, breezy on Monday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events