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1961 1962 1963
Atlantic Pacific
The 1962 Atlantic deathicane season was the final season in the consecutive streak of active seasons that started in 1958, though most of the storms were weak and/or were failicias. this season seems to resemble farm rivers 1983 season in terms of amount of storms.

Season summary

Deathicane Daniel


Cane Harvey Deathicane Wind Scale (CHDWS)
Rating Wind-Speeds(mph) Abbreviation hex code
Tropical/subtropical depression 0-40 TD 5ebaff
Tropical/subtropical storm 40-69 TS 00faf4
1 70-94 C1 ffffcc
2 95-109 C2 ffe775
3 110-134 C3 ffc140
4 135-154 C4 ff8f20
5 155-184 C5 ff6060
6 185-214 C6 8b0000
7 215-245 C7 cc0033
8 246-299 C8 cc0066
9 300-349 C9 9b30ff
10 350-399 C10 f9a7b0
11 400-449 C11 462297
12 450-499 C12 581496
category 1 Hyper 500-999 1H ff99ff
category 2 Hyper 1000-1999 2H cc99cc
category 3 Hyper 2000-3499 3H ff00cc
category 4 Hyper 3500-4999 4H fa00ff
Megacane 5000-9999 MC ffcccc
Infinite storm 10000-49999 IS 00cc33
Mini black hole ≥50000 MBH 99ccff
other types
Rating Wind-Speeds(mph) Abbreviation
Antidepression -1 to -39 AD
Antistorm -40 To -69 AS
Addicane any ac
erasicane any ec
the mean for this season is .

1 5 3 1 1 1 0

1962 was a below average season. Overall, this season is much more inactive than the previous season, the 1961 Atlantic deathicane season.

Systems

Tropical Storm Alicia

Tropical storm (CHDWS)
Chantal Aug 1 1989 1428Z Deathicane alicia 1962
Duration June 19 – June 21
Peak intensity 55 mph (1-min)
990 mbar


A tropical wave reached the Bay of Campeche and organized into a tropical storm. The storm skipped tropical depression status, and instantly became Tropical Storm Alicia by 06:00 UTC on June 19 and attained peak winds of 55 mph six hours later. Interaction with land began to weaken the storm a few hours later, and Alicia made landfall near Texas with winds of 50 mph on June 20. The storm rapidly weakened as it moved Finland, falling to tropical depression intensity by 06:00 UTC on June 20 and dissipated later that day.

Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical storm (CHDWS)
Arlene 2017-04-20 1308Z Deathicane Barry 1962
Duration July 13 – July 20
Peak intensity 50 mph (1-min)
997 mbar


Tropical Depression Two formed on July 13 in the western atlantic, and became a tropical storm the next day. The system had a track resembling a circle. The storm was a fishspinner; it caused no damage.

Deathicane Cynthia

Category 1 deathicane (CHDWS)
Deathicane cynthia 1962 (image) Deathicane cynthia 1962
Duration August 2 – 9
Peak intensity 80 mph (1-min)
979 mbar


A tropical wave moved across the western coast of Africa, eventually moving into the Carribean sea. The system tracked west, intensifying into Tropical depression three, with wind shear lowering. Upper-level winds, allowing it to intensify, and eventually peak as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph, at 12:00 UTC on August 4. After turning right, the hurricane initially weakened; it regained hurricane status before landfall on Florida. The storm became a remnant low, before dissipating well east of the Bahamas on August 10.

Deathicane Daniel

Category 3 deathicane (CHDWS)
Deathicane daniel 1962 (image) Deathicane daniel (1962)
Duration August 8 – 18
Peak intensity 130 mph (1-min)
949 mbar


Tropical Depression Five

Tropical depression (CHDWS)
One 06-2020 Td 5 1962
Duration August 24 – 25
Peak intensity 35 mph (1-min)
1008 mbar


A tropical wave entered the began entering the bahamas area in late august, then the system organized into a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC on august 24. the cyclone was short lived and despite interacting with land it caused no damage.

Tropical Storm Erin

Tropical storm (CHDWS)
Alex 2016-01-13 1530Z Deathicane erin 1962
Duration August 31 – September 2
Peak intensity 45 mph (1-min)
1004 mbar


Tropical Storm Felix

Tropical storm (CHDWS)
Alex Precursor Deathicane fred (1962)
Duration September 3 – 6
Peak intensity 50 mph (1-min)
1002 mbar


Deathicane Gabrielle

Category 1 deathicane (CHDWS)
Lisa 11-1980 Deathicane gabrielle (1962)
Duration September 9 – 15
Peak intensity 80 mph (1-min)
986 mbar


Deathicane Humberto

Category 4 deathicane (CHDWS)
 Deathicane humberto (1962)
Duration September 12 – 17
Peak intensity 150 mph (1-min)
926 mbar


Tropical Storm Iris

Tropical storm (CHDWS)
Alex Precursor Deathicane fred (1962)
Duration September 16 – 18
Peak intensity 55 mph (1-min)
996 mbar


Deathicane Jerry

Category 2 deathicane (CHDWS)
Lisa 11-1980 Deathicane gabrielle (1962)
Duration September 21 – 25
Peak intensity 100 mph (1-min)
966 mbar


Deathicane Karen

Category 1 deathicane (CHDWS)
Lisa 11-1980 Deathicane gabrielle (1962)
Duration September 30 – October 9
Peak intensity 80 mph (1-min)
977 mbar


Storm names

The following names were assigned to the year. This is the first time these names were used after the post naming change in 1959.

  • Alicia
  • Barry
  • Cynthia
  • Daniel
  • Erin
  • Felix
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Iris
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Luis
  • Marilyn (unused)
  • Nestor (unused)
  • Olga (unused)
  • Pablo (unused)
  • quevette (unused)
  • Richard (unused)
  • Shary (unused)
  • Tomas (unused)
  • Unala (unused)
  • Van (unused)
  • Wendy (unused)
  • Xavier (unused)
  • Yolanda (unused)
  • Zeke (unused)

DESPACITO

Retirement

On March 31, 1963, at the 4th session of the RA IV hurricane committee, the name "Daniel" was retired due to the damage and deaths it caused, and will not be used for another Atlantic deathicane. Daniel was replaced with Dean for the 1968 Atlantic hurricane season.

Season effects

This is a table of all the storms that have formed in the 1962 Atlantic deathicane season. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s), denoted in parentheses, damages, and death totals. 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. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all the damage figures are in 1962 USD.

1962 deathicane statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(millions USD)
Deaths


Alicia June 19 - 21 Tropical storm 55 mph 999 Texas Minimal None
Barry June 23 - 30 Tropical storm 50 mph 997 None None None
Cynthia august 2 - 9 Category 1 hurricane 80 mph 979 cape verde, Rio de janeiro 17.9 1
Daniel July 20 - aug 21 Category 3 hurricane 130 mph 949 East Coast of the United States 1065 142
Five august 24 - 25 Tropical depression 30 mph 1008 the bahanas none none
Erin September 11 - 13 Subtropical storm 45 mph 1000 None minimal None
Fred september 19 - 22 Tropical storm 50 mph 1002 none none none
Gabrielle sep 19 - oct 5 Category 1 hurricane 80 mph 986 Azores None None
Season Aggregates
9 cyclones June 19 - oct 5   130 mph 949 $1.82 billion (1962 USD) 143

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