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Hurricane Season 2012 Recap

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX , 6:20 PM GMT on February 24, 2013

Finally, after waiting for so long for the last NHC Tropical Cyclone Report for Sandy, here is how the so destructive 2012 Hurricane Season stands, only based on the storm intensities.

Destructive? 2 outstanding storms fits this category pretty well. One of then was the feared "I" storm Isaac, a bad storm for the Greater Antilles and devastating one for New Orleans as it became an 80 mph hurricane prior to landfall, over $2.3 Billion in damages reported.
The most destructive storm in many years was Sandy. The many areas initially impacted by Isaac was also the target for Sandy's rage. Hurricane Sandy hit Jamaica as a hurricane and Cuba as a Major Hurricane. Nearly 70 people perished, most of them from Haiti although Sandy was far from Hispaniola. Over 2 billion in damages reported in Cuba as a result. Then Sandy impacts the northeast with such annihilating force that brings the storm to rank as the second most expensive storm for the United States. The death toll rises another 70 to a total of about 150 casualties.

So, here are the final stats. Hurricane Ernesto was operationally as an 80 mph category 1 hurricane bumped to 100 mph category 2 in the TCR. Sandy was also upgraded to a 115 mph major hurricane. Other storms had some changes in intensity like Debby, Chris and Leslie..


Figure 1: The Final stats for 2012


Figure 2: Pressure and Wind Intensities

The second image may be rather difficult to understand. The top red part shows the wind speeds in mph, the bottom blue part shows the pressures associated to the storm. In the middle are the names.
The back shades of the top red part indicate when the Hurricane intensity starts at, green for 75 mph and red for 115 mph. While for the bottom blue part the black shade indicates pressured near 950 mb and the white for pressures near 1000 mb.


Please don't hesitate to comment... Click on any of the pictures above for larger view.


NHC Final storm track map


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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16. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:59 PM GMT on March 01, 2013
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15. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:49 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:
Nice graphics Max, looking forward to seeing them during the season. Keep it up!


Thanks buddy...
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14. Astrometeor
3:48 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
Nice graphics Max, looking forward to seeing them during the season. Keep it up!
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13. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:47 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
Quoting etxwx:
Good work Max...appreciate your posts and how much work you put into your graphics to improve them and make them easily readable as well as informative. Well done!


no better words to describe my job here... thanks etxwx!
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12. etxwx
3:40 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
Good work Max...appreciate your posts and how much work you put into your graphics to improve them and make them easily readable as well as informative. Well done!
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11. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:14 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
Quoting wunderweatherman123:
been looking at the tropics the last couple of years and have noticed that the US hasn't got hit with a major in almost 8 years. granted sandy was a freak of nature storm that curved back into the coast the US has been spared from the very strong storms. i believe it is the east coast troughiness which is responsible during the peak of the season the last couple of years to make a hole for hurricanes to avoid the US. vertical instability will be important because last year it was very low and we saw very weak storms aside sandy.


I know, Sandy was a freak!.Im working on a video here...all related to the storm.

I hope people this year will prepare better than ever if there is an eventual threat.. :)
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10. wunderweatherman123
12:07 AM GMT on March 01, 2013
been looking at the tropics the last couple of years and have noticed that the US hasn't got hit with a major in almost 8 years. granted sandy was a freak of nature storm that curved back into the coast the US has been spared from the very strong storms. i believe it is the east coast troughiness which is responsible during the peak of the season the last couple of years to make a hole for hurricanes to avoid the US. vertical instability will be important because last year it was very low and we saw very weak storms aside sandy.
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8. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:35 PM GMT on February 28, 2013
Quoting wunderweatherman123:
looks like we are going to get another active hurricane season. enso looks to be neutral during the summer. just wondering if the storms will be weak like last year or if we get the strong storms like in 2010


I'll be happy with a season like 2010... we see many storms come, turn and out..

by the way..I just noticed something is wrong with my profile picture...I'll take care of that

thanks for your comment
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7. wunderweatherman123
11:33 PM GMT on February 28, 2013
looks like we are going to get another active hurricane season. enso looks to be neutral during the summer. just wondering if the storms will be weak like last year or if we get the strong storms like in 2010
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6. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:53 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Quoting TAMPASH1ELD:
Feeling very remorseful this morning... I would like to extend my sincerest apologies, for the actions I had committed the previous night... It was uncalled for, and in bad taste. These actions were performed to determined the point of view of others, in which lead to an utter failure. I can promise you this would never occur again...


Bellringer10/Jesse


I certainly hope so... leave me alone now.
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4. trHUrrIXC5MMX
6:40 PM GMT on February 24, 2013
Quoting pcola57:
Great Images and graphics as usual Max.. :)
You've done alot of work here..
Well done.. :)


Yes sir... I always do the best I can. You have to see the stack of papers and other work I do for college. Sometimes I feel very tired.

Thanks by the way.
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3. pcola57
6:35 PM GMT on February 24, 2013
Great Images and graphics as usual Max.. :)
You've done alot of work here..
Well done.. :)
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2. trHUrrIXC5MMX
6:32 PM GMT on February 24, 2013
Quoting PedleyCA:
Nice....


Thanks Ped.
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1. PedleyCA
6:26 PM GMT on February 24, 2013
Nice....
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