1987 Atlantic hurricane season
Infobox hurricane season
Track=1987 Atlantic hurricane season summary.jpg
First storm formed=
May 25, 1987
Last storm dissipated=
November 4, 1987
Strongest storm name=Emily
Strongest storm winds=110
Strongest storm pressure=958
five seasons=1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989The 1987 Atlantic hurricane season was depicted as an average hurricane season that was limited by an ongoing
El Niño. The season officially began on June 1, 1987, and lasted until November 30, 1987, although activity began on May 25when a tropical depression developed convert|400|mi|km|abbr=on|lk=on in the east central Bahamas. The June through November dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. The first cyclone to attain tropical storm status was an unnamed tropical storm which formed on August 9, nearly a month later than usual.cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=2006|title=Tropical Cyclone Climatology|accessdate=2007-11-24|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastprofile.shtml] The final storm of the year, Tropical Depression Fourteen, merged with a weak extratropical low on November 24. The season marked the first year tropical storm watches and warnings were issued; previously, gale watches and warnings were used for tropical storms, and this season was one of only a few seasons with no deaths in the United States.
During this season, 14 tropical depressions formed of which seven attained tropical storm status. One tropical storm was operationally classified as a tropical depression but was reclassified in post-analysis. Three tropical cyclones reached hurricane status of which only one became a major hurricane, which is a Category 3 or greater on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Hurricane Emily was the costliest storm of the season, causing $65 million in damage (1987 USD) as it ravaged the
Dominican Republicand Bermuda. Tropical Depression Fourteen was the deadliest storm of the season, causing six deaths as it passed across Jamaica. Of the seven cyclones that attained tropical storm status, three did not affect land.
easonal forecasts and activity
World Meteorological Organizationretired no names used in the 1987 season.
List of notable Atlantic hurricanes
List of Atlantic hurricane seasons
1987 Pacific hurricane season
1987 Pacific typhoon season
1985-1989 North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
1985-1990 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons
Great Storm of 1987southern England & northern France
* [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1986.pdf Detailed information on all storms from 1987]
* [http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/1987.html U.S. Rainfall information for tropical cyclones from 1987]
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