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Below the weather reports are reports on the 2012 Atlantic Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
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2012 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
These storms affect the US states along the southeastern coast like Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia and Louisiana as well as the Caribbean Islands (Lesser Antilles and Greater Antilles) including Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), Cuba, Guadeloupe, St Martin, Saba, Steustantius, Antigua, Anguilla, Burbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, Saint Kitts, the British Islands, Dominica, the US Virgin Island, and Puerto Rico.
Click on the storm name below to view the report, below the initial report (in the reports comments section) will be updates on the storm.
- Alberto – (5/19/2012) Affecting mostly South Carolina
- Beryl – (5/26/2012) Affecting the Northern Part of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina
- First Day of Atlantic Hurricane Season – (6/01/2012)
- Chris – (6/19/2012) A high-latitude tropical storm. On 6/21/2012 Chris became the first Hurricane of the 2012 Hurricane season.
- Debby – (6/23/2012) Affecting the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Ernesto – (8/3/2012) Passing below the Dominican Republic strongly affecting Jamaica, Belize, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Reaching Hurricane level on 8/7/12
- Florence – (8/4/2012) Became a named storm well away from land and lost strength before affecting land.
- Gordon – (8/16/2012) Small cyclone heading over open waters of the North Atlantic
- Helene (8/17/12) Produced heavy rainfall affecting regions in Mexico near from Barra De Nautla to La Cruz
- Isaac (8/21/12) A very wet tropical storm / Hurricane. Isaac passed over the Leeward islands in rout to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Isaac strengthened into a class 1 hurricane (8/28/12) just before slamming into Louisiana, shortly afterward Isaac slowly weakened back to a tropical storm.
- Joyce (8/23/12) Joyce ties the second-earliest formation of the tenth named tropical storm of a season
- Kirk (8/28/12) Formed in the Atlantic well away from land.
- Leslie (8/30/12) Formed well east of the windward islands with no real threat to the Caribbean islands.
- Michael (9/4/12) Formed in eastern Atlantic, not affecting land. As the 13th tropical storm of the year, Michael has passed the long term average of 12 tropical storms per year.On 9/6/12 Hurricane Michael strengthened to become the first Category 3 hurricane of the year.
- Nadine (9/11/12) Formed in open Atlantic
- Oscar (10/3/12) Short lived tropical storm about 1000 miles Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands
- Patty (10/11/12) Short lived tropical storm just north of the Bahamas
- Rafael(10/12/12) Tropical storm that became a hurricane just before reaching Bermuda on Oct 16, 2012.
- Sandy (10/22/12) Path of Sandy took it directly over Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas.
- Tony (10/22/12) Formed in the open Atlantic and move away from Bermuda and the US Coast
The National Hurricane Center from the National Weather Service defines the following categories of storms.
- Major Hurricanes are tropical cyclones with a sustained maximum wind speed of over 110 mph
- Hurricane are tropical cyclones with a sustained maximum wind speed between 74 mph and 110 mph
- Tropical Storm are tropical cyclones with a sustained maximum wind speed between 39 mph and 73 mph
- Tropical Depression have a sustained maximum wind speed of less than 39 mph
Glossary of Terms frequently used in Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Reports as defined by the National Weather Service.
- Warning – A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
- Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.