1993 Atlantic hurricane season

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1993 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm started: May 31
Last storm ended: October 1
Strongest storm: Hurricane Emily - 960 mbar, 115 mph winds
Number of storms: 8
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 1
Cost of damage: $271 million (1993 USD)
$356 million (2005 USD)
People killed: 274
Nearest seasons 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

The 1993 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1993, and lasted until November 30, 1993. Storms can form outside these dates. Tropical Depression One, for example, formed on May 31. This season had low activity with only 8 storms. Four became hurricanes and 1 became a major hurricane.

Storms[change | change source]

Tropical Depression One[change | change source]

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Duration May 31 – June 2
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  999 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression One started on May 31, the day before the hurricane season began. It made landfall in Cuba before it could become a tropical storm. One also crossed into the Bahamas before it died on June 2. This depression killed 7 people in Cuba.

Tropical Storm Arlene[change | change source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration June 18 – June 21
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

On June 18, a tropical wave became Tropical Depression Two. It got stronger and became a tropical storm and got the name Arlene. Arlene made landfall in Texas on the next day. Tropical Storm Arlene died on June 29, it was not too far inland. The storm killed 6 people and caused $55 million in damage.

Tropical Storm Bret[change | change source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration August 4 – August 11
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bret started on August 4 as Tropical Depression Three. It moved west becoming a tropical storm shortly later.

Other storms[change | change source]

  • Tropical Storm Cindy
  • Tropical Storm Dennis
  • Hurricane Emily
  • Hurricane Floyd
  • Hurricane Gert
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Tropical Depression Ten

Retirement[change | change source]

No names retired in the Spring of 1994, meaing, all names were rused again in during the 1999.

Tropical cyclones of the 1993 Atlantic hurricane season

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