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The 1982 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1982, and lasted until November 30, 1982. It was a below average season that produced eight storms (of which one was subtropical), three hurricanes, and one major hurricane. The season featured the third lowest number of named storms in a single season since official naming began in 1950. The season started earlier than the official beginning on June 1 with Tropical Storm Alberto forming on May 27. Alberto was the first named storm in May since Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

Systems

Tropical Storm Alberto

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Alberto 05-1982.JPG
Duration May 27 – June 1
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Beryl 06-1982.JPG
Duration June 24 – June 28
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Chris

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Chris 07-1982.jpg
Duration July 9 – July 13
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Four

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Four July 1982.JPG
Duration July 24 – July 26
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Five

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Five July 1982.JPG
Duration July 25 – July 27
Peak intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min)  1011 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Debby

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Debby August 1982.jpg
Duration August 10 – August 15
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ernesto

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ernesto 08-1982.jpg
Duration August 21 – August 24
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Florence

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Florence 09-1982.jpg
Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  932 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gilbert

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gilbert 09-1982.JPG
Duration September 17 – September 22
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Ten

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Ten 1982.jpg
Duration September 25 – September 27
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Eleven

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Eleven 1982.JPG
Duration September 29 – September 30
Peak intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min)  1009 mbar (hPa)

Subtropical Storm Two

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
STS Two October 1982.jpg
Duration October 14 – October 18
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Storm Names

The following names were used for systems that attained at least tropical storm intensity in the north Atlantic during 1982. This was the first year that this set of names was used since the post-1978 naming change except for Florence and Helene, which had previously been used in 1954, 1958, 1960, and 1964. Names that were not used are marked in gray.

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gilbert
  • Helene (unused)
  • Isaac (unused)
  • Joan (unused)
  • Keith (unused)
  • Leslie (unused)
  • Michael (unused)
  • Nadine (unused)
  • Oscar (unused)
  • Patty (unused)
  • Rafael (unused)
  • Sandy (unused)
  • Tony (unused)
  • Valerie (unused)
  • William (unused)