The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was at the time the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, until its record was surpassed 15 years later.The season shattered numerous records, with 28 tropical or subtropical storms recorded. [36], Hanna produced heavy rainfall across mountainous sections of Puerto Rico, leading to mudslides that damaged bridges and roads. The names Ike, Omar, and Paloma were used for the first (and only, in the cases of Ike and Paloma) time this year. [115] This was the same list used in the 2002 season, with the exceptions of Ike and Laura, which replaced Isidore and Lili, respectively. First things first: what exactly is a hurricane?Storms are classified by different terms depending on where they form. A larger extratropical low absorbed it about a day later. Here is the list of names for the current hurricane season. each tropical cyclone, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, The system began to organize almost immediately after entering the Atlantic, developing into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on September 2 and intensifying into Tropical Storm Josephine six hours later. It intensified into Tropical Storm Ike six hours after formation and, on September 3, began a 24-hour period of rapid intensification that saw its winds increase from 85 mph (140 km/h) to a peak of 145 mph (230 km/h). Numerous trees and power lines were downed, cutting power to some 2.6 million customers across Texas and Louisiana. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all of the damage figures are in 2008 USD. It was also the third major hurricane to hit Cuba (Gustav and Ike). 1. [44] Across the Lesser Antilles, the combination of strong winds and frequent lightning caused widespread power outages. * July–November only: 15 storms observed in this period. There are six lists of names for Atlantic and Pacific storms. [28][45][46] The only storm of the season to not reach tropical storm status, Tropical Depression Sixteen, contributed to a significant flooding event in Central America, with the cyclone itself directly blamed for at least nine deaths. The final outlook yielded a 67 percent chance of 14 to 18 named storms, 7 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 6 major hurricanes. [64] The remnants of the storm heavy impacted Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where five homes and a historic church were collapsed and about 2,840 acres (1,150 hectares) of corn and barley were ruined. The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports contain comprehensive information on The cyclone reached its peak intensity with winds of 45 mph (75 km/h) six hours after development, and it made landfall at 09:00 UTC on June 1 about halfway between Belize City, Belize, and Chetumal, Yucatán Peninsula, at that strength. In Texas, the hurricane caused moderate structural damage to the roofs of homes on South Padre Island, where maximum sustained winds of 78 mph (126 km/h), gusting to 107 mph (172 km/h), were recorded. Several roadways, including a portion of Interstate 10, were closed across Chambers and Harris counties. [8] Three days later, TSR—a public consortium consisting of experts on insurance, risk management, and seasonal climate forecasting at University College London—called for a very active season featuring 15.4 (±4.7) named storms, 8.3 (±3.0) hurricanes, 3.7 (±1.8) major hurricanes, and a cumulative ACE index of 149 (±66) units. A range of 12 to 16 named storms, 6 to 9 hurricanes, and 2 to 5 major hurricanes was provided, each with 60 to 70 percent probability. (When a name is retired, it’s replaced by a new name.) [60], In its early stages, mudslides generated by heavy rainfall from the storm caused 21 deaths in Guatemala. It dissipated six hours later. The names Ike, Omar and Paloma were used for Atlantic storms the first time this year; the name Laura was previously used in 1971. Extensive damage to trees and utility poles occurred throughout Cameron and Willacy counties. [84] Throughout all areas impacted, Fay caused about $560 million in damage. Suite 250 2014 Hurricane Names. 2015 Hurricane Names. The name Laura was previously used in 1971. [32] Farther north in Canada, the remnants of Ike produced record rainfall and high winds across portions of Ontario and Québec. The following list of names was used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2008. A broad upper-level trough to the cyclone's northwest caused it to conduct a counter-clockwise turn and accelerate northeast while also aiding in the onset of an extended period of rapid intensification.