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2017 Minecraft hurricane season (HurricaneOdile)
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First storm formed January 6, 2017
Last storm dissipated Season currently active
Strongest storm Ike, 200 mph (325 km/h) (1-min) 883 mbar (hPa)
Total depressions 39 (3 unofficial) (record high)
Total storms 39 (1 unofficial) (record high)
Hurricanes 29 (record high)
Major hurricanes 20 (record high)
Total damages None
Total fatalities None
The 2017 Minecraft hurricane season is an current event in tropical cyclone formation, Hurricane Theta from the 2016 season crossed over to 2017 and does not count towards season totals. 

Timeline

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Active Storms

From the Minecraft Hurricane Center in Stockholm, Sweden

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Systems

Hurricane Agatha

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration January 6 – January 11
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  912 mbar (hPa)
An area of cloudiness was first spotted on January 4, later developing into the first depression of the season on January 6. The depression became a tropical storm and was subsequently named Agatha. Agatha gradually intensified into a hurricane on January 8, the first of the season. Agatha then sharply turned east as a cold front picked the storm up, Agatha started to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane on the 10th. Continuing to be aided by strong baroclinity from the frontal system, Agatha became a category 5 storm less than 18 hours. Agatha later collapsed and became extratropical later on the 11th.

Hurricane Brionne

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Vance 2014.jpg Brionne 2017 track.png
Duration January 14 – January 17
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)
A decaying frontal trough, combined with a small circulation from an decaying extratropical system became the season's second tropical depression on January 14. Being in an enviroment with 15 knots of shear the depression became a tropical storm and was named Brionne, The small system began to be steered east by an extratropical system. Brionne suddenly became a hurricane on January 16, Making it the first time 2 recorded hurricanes in January in the history of the basin. The extratropical system later absorbed Brionne on January 17.

Hurricane Charley

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration Feburary 8 – Feburary 24
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  961 mbar (hPa)
The tail end of a front acquired enough tropical characteristics to be classified as a tropical depression on Februrary 8. Despite holding onto some hybrid characteristics, such as being attached to the front, the depression became a tropical storm 6 hours after forming. Charley continues to swiftly move east while still being attached to the front, It wasn't until Feburary 10 when Charley completely deattached from the front. Operationally it was described as it was becoming subtropical. Charley didnt feature any notable change in intensity until Feburary 16, when it became the 3rd hurricane of the season. Then Charley started to move south in response to an anticyclone forming in the area, intensification soon ensued and Charley became the season's second major hurricane. However, an eyewall replacement cycle caused Charley to weaken. The storm fluctuated between a tropical storm and a hurricane for the next 2 days, Until it became a hurricane again on Feburary 22 as it was picked up by an strong extratropical system, Charley later became a major hurricane again as it was absorbed into the system. 

Hurricane Donna

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Nicole 2016-10-13 1522z.jpg Donna 2017 track.png
Duration Feburary 11 – Feburary 13
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  935 mbar (hPa)
An rapidly-developing low pressure area became a tropical depression on Feburary 11, earning the name Donna just 6 hours later. Donna also became a hurricane just 12 hours after being named, The rapidly intensifying storm became a category 4 storm hours later. Donna started to weaken due to the effects of colder water and stable airmass, Donna became post-tropical on Feburary 13. 

Tropical Storm Eric

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration March 1 – March 2
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)
An area of convection was first spotted on late Feburay 27, later becoming a tropical depression on March 1. The depression became a tropical storm and was named Eric, Eric then peaked as a 65mph tropical storm as it became extratropical the next day.

Hurricane Fletcher

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Uleki 1988-09-11 0300z.jpg Fletcher 2017 track.png
Duration March 15 – March 28
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)
On March 15th, a small area of low pressure that had been tracked since March 1st had a burst of convection, which was enough for it to become classified as a Tropical Depression. The Tropical Depression tracked west as it slowly intensified. Late March 16th, it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Fletcher. Soon thereafter, it began to be steered by a strengthening high pressure system to it's northeast. As Tropical Storm Fletcher slowly headed north, it continued to slowly intensify, to the point that on March 18th, it was upgraded to a hurricane. It reached the northern edge of the high pressure system, and got caught up in a front moving east, forcing it into a patch of dry air, causing it to weaken back to a Tropical Storm just before making landfall. It soon crossed over the peninsula however, and it began to start strengthening over the warm bay waters. After restrengthening over the warm water, on March 21st it was re-upgraded to a Hurricane. At that point, the front had begun to collapse, as well as the dry air. This meant Hurricane Fletcher began to slow down, to the point on March 22nd it became stationary. While it became stationary, Fletcher rapidly intensified into a Category 3 Hurricane. Soon thereafter, it was swept to the west by a rapidly moving front. The cold front began to absorb the Hurricane, but never completely absorbed it. Nevertheless, it weakened to a Tropical Storm before making landfall on the peninsula for the second time, causing moderate flooding. It continued west before making 2 more landfalls as a Tropical Storm, before dissipating.

Hurricane Georgette

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration March 31 – April 6
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)
On March 31, a tropical wave formed over the Steve Sea. It became a depression on April 1, and became a storm the next day. Georgette became a hurricane on April 3, and peaked on April 4 as a Category 2 hurricane. Almost immediately after, the storm started to weaken, and it dissipated on April 6. Rip currents killed two zombies on Oak Tree Island, but there was no damage.

Tropical Storm Hervea

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration April 1 – April 3
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)
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Hurricane Ike

Category 6 hurricane (AMS)
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Duration April 20 – May 5
Peak intensity 200 mph (325 km/h) (1-min)  883 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Hurricane Ike (2017)A

Hurricane Judy

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kirk 2012.jpg Judy 2017 track.png
Duration May 1 – May 3
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Katrina

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Bill 1981-09-05 0300z.jpg Katrina 2017 track.png
Duration May 1 – May 5
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Lester

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Pewa Aug 19 2013 0105Z.jpg Lester 2017 track.png
Duration May 16 – May 30
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Michael

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kajiki 2007-10-20 1930z.jpg Michael 2017 track.png
Duration June 16 – June 26
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Nina

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gay 1989-11-04 0000z.jpg Nina 2017 track.png
Duration June 21 – July 3
Peak intensity 195 mph (315 km/h) (1-min)  897 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Omar

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration June 30 – July 9
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Patricia

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 2 – July 4
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  939 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Quinta

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 4 – July 6
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Rick

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Lionrock 2016-08-28 0330Z.jpg Rick 2017 track.png
Duration July 8 – July 15
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  925 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Steenee

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 12 – July 13
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1009 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Tsareena

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 16 – July 29
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  938 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Victor

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 21 – July 25
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Willy

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 28 – August 4
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  918 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Xavi

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Michael 2012-09-06 1945z.png Xavi 2017 track.png
Duration August 4 – August 17
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  944 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Yolo

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Banyan 2017-08-12 1512Z.jpg Yolo 2017 track.png
Duration August 10 – August 13
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  948 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Zessiah

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hagibis 2002-05-19 0331z.jpg Zessiah 2017 track.png
Duration August 10 – August 17
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Adolph

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kenneth 2017-08-20 1850z.jpg Adolph 2017 track.png
Duration August 18 – August 25
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  957 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Bonnie

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Tony 2012-10-25 0425z.jpg Bonnie 2017 track.png
Duration August 21 – August 23
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  976 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Clemont

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 25 – August 29
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Don

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Jerry 2013.jpg Don MC 2017 track.png
Duration August 29 – August 31
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Enzo

Category 6 hurricane (AMS)
Irma 2017-09-06 0536Z.jpg Enzo 2017 track.png
Duration September 5 – September 12
Peak intensity 200 mph (325 km/h) (1-min)  885 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Francesca

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Jose 2017-09-08 1425Z.jpg Francesca 2017 track.png
Duration September 6 – September 17
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  929 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Gail

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Michael 2012-09-10 0455z.jpg Gail 2017 track.png
Duration September 7 – September 11
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Harvey

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Hurricane Kay 13 oct 1998.jpg Harvey MC 2017 track.png
Duration September 11 – September 14
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Israel

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Nicole 2016-10-16 1413z.jpg Israel 2017 track.png
Duration September 15 – September 20
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Jonathan

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 20 – September 26
Peak intensity 190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min)  918 mbar (hPa)
A

Tropical Storm Knut

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 30 – October 3
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)
A

Hurricane Linus

Category 6 hurricane (AMS)
Irma 2017-09-05 1700z.jpg Linus 2017 track.png
Duration October 5 – October 13
Peak intensity 195 mph (315 km/h) (1-min)  886 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Marina

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ophelia 2017-10-12 0415z.jpg Marina 2017 track.png
Duration October 5 – October 15
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Noelani

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration October 16 – October 18
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Other systems

Tropical Depression 3

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Jerry Sept 29 2013.png TD03 2017 track.png
Duration January 26 – January 28
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)
On January 24th, a small trough extending southwest into parts of the mainland developed a closed low pressure area on the northern tip of the trough. An extratropical cyclone soon formed around that time that day. It continued to meander due to the lack of movement in the trough for the next day or so. An unusually hot surface shore current flowing just off the tip of the peninsula resulted in the low beginning to take in warm air, causing the core to warm and convection to develop. Shear was still very high, but despite that, the low became an Unofficial Tropical Depression on January 26th. The system continued to meander, and the current quickly cooled again, causing all of the system's convection to quickly dissipate on January 28 and the system transitioned back to extratropical.

Tropical Storm 6

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration Feburary 21 – Feburary 23
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)
On Feburary 20th, a large warm air mass coming off of the nearby desert was able to begin to warm up the evaporating water to the point thunderstorms began to develop. A preexisting low pressure area began to gain convection as a result. This new system was large enough to quickly gain a closed circulation, and on the morning of Feburary 21st, an Unofficial Tropical Depression formed. The system continued on a generally northeastern path while gaining convection. Overnight on Feburary 22nd, it reached estimated winds of 40 MPH. Increasingly cooler air caused all convection in the system to wane, and eventually dissipate by Feburary 23rd.

Tropical Depression 12

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Jerry2019Image.jpg TD12 2017 track.png
Duration April 28 – April 30
Peak intensity 25 mph (35 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Storm names

Names not retired will be reused again in 2021, Retirement and replacements will be decided in the MineCon of 2018.

  • Agatha
  • Brionne
  • Charley
  • Donna
  • Eric
  • Fletcher
  • Georgette
  • Hervea
  • Ike
  • Judy
  • Katrina
  • Lester
  • Michael
  • Nina
  • Omar
  • Patricia
  • Quinta
  • Rick
  • Steenee
  • Tsareena
  • Victor
  • Willy
  • Xavi
  • Yolo
  • Zessiah

Auxiliary list

Starting in 2017, the MHC will use a auxiliary list if the normal naming list is exhausted. Unlike the normal naming list, this only goes to the P name, However, The list was expanded to the Z name on October 2. The first name, Adolph, was used on August 18.

  • Adolph
  • Bonnie
  • Clemont
  • Don
  • Enzo
  • Francesca
  • Gail
  • Harvey
  • Israel
  • Jonathan
  • Knut
  • Linus
  • Marina
  • Noelani (active)
  • Oswald (unused)
  • Pamela (unused)
  • Rhoda (unused)
  • Stephanie (unused)
  • Thomas (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wylva (unused)
  • Xcel (unused)
  • Yurith (unused)
  • Zenda (unused)

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