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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Storms

Hurricane Alex

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gilbert 16 sept 1988 2226Z.jpg Alex2010-0.png
Duration June 25 – July 2
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bonnie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD 2 jul 8 2010 1930Z.jpg Bonnie2010.png
Duration July 8 – July 9
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Bonnie jul 23 2010.jpg Colin2010.png
Duration July 22 – July 24
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Danielle

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Colin August 5 1505UTC.jpg Danielle2010.png
Duration August 2 – August 8
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Earl

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD5 08-10-10.jpg Earl2010.png
Duration August 10 – August 11
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fiona

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Danielle Aug 27 2010 1740Z.jpg Fiona2010.png
Duration August 21 – August 30
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  942 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gaston

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Floyd 14 sept 1999 2030Z.jpg Gaston2010.png
Duration August 25 – September 4
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  908 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Fiona 2010-09-02 1530Z.jpg Hermine2010.png
Duration August 30 – September 3
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Igor

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gaston Sept 1 2010 1310Z.jpg Igor2010.png
Duration September 1 – September 2
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Julia

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Hermine 2010-09-07 1725Z.jpg Julia2010.png
Duration September 5 – September 9
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Karl

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Igor at 1640z on September 13, 2010.jpg Karl2010.png
Duration September 8 – September 21
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  920 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Lisa

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Julia sept 15 2010 1145Z.jpg Lisa2010.png
Duration September 12 – September 20
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  947 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Matthew

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Karl 2010-09-16 1720Z.jpg Matthew2010.png
Duration September 14 – September 18
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  953 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Nicole

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Lisa 2010-09-24 2200Z.jpg Nicole2010.png
Duration September 20 – September 26
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Otto

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Matthew sept 23 2010.jpg Otto2010.png
Duration September 23 – September 26
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Paula

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
CAmerica 2 04.2010271.terra.250m.jpg Paula2010.png
Duration September 28 – September 29
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  993 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Richard

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Otto oct 8 2010 1505Z.jpg Richard2010.png
Duration October 6 – October 10
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Shary

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Paula 2010-10-12 1620Z.jpg Shary2010.png
Duration October 11 – October 15
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  977 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Tomas

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Richard 2010-10-24 1645Z.jpg Tomas2010.png
Duration October 20 – October 25
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  974 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Virginie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Hurricane Shary 2010-10-30 1424Z.jpg Virginie2010.png
Duration October 28 – October 30
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Walter

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Charley 12 aug 2004 1555Z.jpg Walter2010.png
Duration October 29 – November 7
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Alpha

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Erika 2009-09-02 1425Z.jpg Alpha2010.png
Duration December 20 – December 21
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Storm Names

The following names were used on named storms that formed in the North Atlantic during 2010. The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2016 season. This is the same list used in the 2004 season with the exception of Colin, Fiona, Igor, and Julia, which replaced the names of the four major hurricanes that affected Florida in the U.S. in 2004: CharleyFrancesIvan, and Jeanne, respectively. The names Colin, Fiona, Igor, Julia, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie, and Walter were used to name Atlantic storms for the first time this year.

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Igor
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tomas
  • Virginie
  • Walter

Greek Alphabet

  • Alpha
  • Beta (unused)
  • Gamma (unused)
  • Delta (unused)
  • Epsilon (unused)

Retirement

On March 16, 2011, at the 33rd Session of the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Association Hurricane Committee, the WMO retired Alex, Gaston, Tomas, and Walter from its rotating name lists. They were replaced with Adam, Giorgio, Tobias, and Ward, respectively, for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.

Name List For 2016

  • Adam
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Giorgio
  • Hermine
  • Igor
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Ward

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