1976 Atlantic hurricane season

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1976 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 21, 1976
Last storm dissipated October 28, 1976
Strongest storm Belle – 957 mbar (hPa) (28.27 inHg), 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total storms 10
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 72
Total damage $100 million (1976 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

The 1976 Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1, 1976, and ended November 30, 1976. Subtropical Storm One formed before June 1, though. The only storm to remember is Hurricane Belle which caused $100 million of damage in the United States.

Storms[change | change source]

  • Subtropical Storm One
  • Tropical Depression Two
  • Tropical Depression Three
  • Tropical Depression Four
  • Tropical Depression Five
  • Tropical Storm Anna
  • Hurricane Belle
  • Hurricane Candice
  • Tropical Storm Dottie
  • Hurricane Emmy
  • Hurricane Frances
  • Tropical Depression Thirteen
  • Tropical Depression Fourteen
  • Subtropical Storm Three
  • Tropical Depression Sixteen
  • Tropical Depression Seventeen
  • Hurricane Gloria
  • Tropical Depression Twenty
  • Tropical Depression Twenty-One
  • Hurricane Holly
  • Tropical Depression Twenty-Three

Storm names[change | change source]

  • Anna
  • Belle
  • Candice
  • Dottie
  • Emmy
  • Frances
  • Gloria
  • Holly
  • Inga (unused)
  • Jill (unused)
  • Kay (unused)
  • Lilias (unused)
  • Maria (unused)
  • Nola (unused)
  • Orpha (unused)
  • Pamela (unused)
  • Ruth (unused)
  • Shirley (unused)
  • Trixie (unused)
  • Vilda (unused)
  • Wynne (unused)

Retirement[change | change source]

See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names

None of the names from the 1976 season were retired.

Tropical cyclones of the 1976 Atlantic hurricane season

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