1974 Atlantic hurricane season

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1974 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 24, 1974
Last storm dissipated October 8, 1974
Strongest storm Carmen – 928 mbar (hPa) (27.42 inHg), 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 4
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 6,004–10,004
Total damage $1.06 billion (1974 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976

The 1974 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1, 1974 and ended on November 30, 1974. This season was about average in activity 11 storms, 7 of which got named. This season was one of the deadliest on record, most deaths were caused by Hurricane Fifi. This season also had the most Subtropical storms (4).

Storms[change | change source]

  • Subtropical Storm One
  • Subtropical Storm Two
  • Subtropical Storm Three
  • Tropical Storm Alma
  • Hurricane Becky
  • Hurricane Carmen
  • Tropical Storm Dolly
  • Tropical Storm Elaine
  • Hurricane Fifi
  • Hurricane Gertrude
  • Subtropical Storm Four

Unused names[change | change source]

  • Hester (unused)
  • Ivy (unused)
  • Justine (unused)
  • Kathy (unused)
  • Linda (unused)
  • Marsha (unused)
  • Nelly (unused)
  • Olga (unused)
  • Pearl (unused)
  • Roxanne (unused)
  • Sabrina (unused)
  • Thelma (unused)
  • Viola (unused)
  • Wilma (unused)

Retirement[change | change source]

In 1975 the names Carmen and Fifi were retired.

Other websites[change | change source]

Tropical cyclones of the 1974 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5