1973 Atlantic hurricane season

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1973 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed July 1, 1973
Last storm dissipated October 27, 1973
Strongest storm Ellen – 962 mbar (hPa) (28.42 inHg), 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 24
Total storms 9
Hurricanes 4
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 1
Total fatalities 16
Total damage $18 million (1973 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

The 1973 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1, 1973 and ended November 30, 1973. However, there may have been up to four tropical depression before June 1. There were no famous hurricanes this year.

Storms[change | change source]

  • Hurricane Alice
  • Subtropical Storm Alfa
  • Hurricane Brenda
  • Tropical Storm Christine
  • Tropical Storm Delia
  • Tropical Depression Eleven
  • Hurricane Ellen
  • Tropical Depression Thirteen
  • Hurricane Fran
  • Tropical Storm Gilda

Storm names[change | change source]

This list is the names that were set aside for Atlantic tropical cyclones in 1973. Names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Alice
  • Brenda
  • Christine
  • Delia
  • Ellen
  • Fran
  • Gilda
  • Helen (unused)
  • Imogene (unused)
  • Joy (unused)
  • Kate (unused)
  • Loretta (unused)
  • Madge (unused)
  • Nancy (unused)
  • Ona (unused)
  • Patsy (unused)
  • Rose (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Tam (unused)
  • Vera (unused)
  • Wilda (unused)

Subtropical storm names[change | change source]

This list is the names for the Subtropical storms in 1973. Names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Alfa
  • Bravo
  • Charlie (unused)
  • Delta (unused)
  • Echo (unused)
  • Foxtrot (unused)
  • Golf (unused)
  • Hotel (unused)
  • India (unused)
  • Juliet (unused)
  • Kilo (unused)
  • Lima (unused)
  • Mike (unused)
  • November (unused)
  • Oscar (unused)
  • Papa (unused)
  • Quebec (unused)
  • Romeo (unused)
  • Sierra (unused)
  • Tango (unused)
  • Uniform (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Whiskey (unused)
  • X-Ray (unused)
  • Yankee (unused)
  • Zulu (unused)

Retirement[change | change source]

No names got retired this year.

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