1946 Atlantic hurricane season

Infobox hurricane season | name=1946 Atlantic hurricane season
first storm formed=June 13, 1946
last storm dissipated=Nov. 3, 1946
strongest storm=#5 - 115 knots (135 mph)
total storms=6
major storms=1
total da

(1946 USD)
total fatalities=5
basin=Atlantic hurricane
five seasons=1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
The 1946 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 16, 1946, [Galveston Daily News. [http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
] Retrieved on 2008-06-06.
] and lasted until November 15, 1946. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.

The 1946 season was fairly quiet, with 6 storms forming, of which 3 became hurricanes. There was only one major hurricane, a hurricane that came up from the Western Caribbean and made landfall near Tampa as a Category 2. Damage was relatively minimal and confined to a small area where the eyewall passed over.

torms

Tropical Storm One

infobox hurricane small
name=Tropical Storm One
category=storm
type=tropical storm



formed=June 13
dissipated=June 16
highest winds=40 mph (65 km/h)
pressure=
A minimal tropical storm, first detected on June 13, moved across the northern Gulf of Mexico and hit near the Texas/Louisiana border on June 16, causing no damage.

Hurricane Two

infobox hurricane small
name=Hurricane Two
category=cat1
type=hurricane



formed=July 5
dissipated=July 10
highest winds=80 mph (130 km/h)
lowest pressure=1006 mbar
A small tropical storm over the western Atlantic made landfall on southern North Carolina on July 6. It turned northeastward, became a hurricane, and became extratropical on July 8. It dissipated on July 10. Some property damage occurred, but no deaths were reported.

Tropical Storm Three

infobox hurricane small
name=Tropical Storm Three
category=storm
type=tropical storm



formed=August 25
dissipated=August 26
highest winds=40 mph (65 km/h)
pressure=
On August 25, a tropical storm formed in the Bay of Campeche. It moved quickly westward, hitting near Tampico, Mexico the next day and dissipating.

Hurricane Four

infobox hurricane small
name=Hurricane Four
category=cat2
type=hurricane



track=1946 Atlantic hurricane 4 track.png formed=September 12
dissipated=September 17
highest winds=95 mph (150 km/h)
lowest pressure=975 mbar
The precursor to Hurricane Four was an area of low pressure. It became a tropical storm on September 12 over the Bahamas, and a hurricane the next day while moving northeastward. The hurricane became extratropical on September 15 south of Nova Scotia, and the system dissipated on September 17.

When the radar image was taken, it was only the third time in history that a hurricane passed close enough to a radar site to reveal its structure. [http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/wea01228.htm]

Hurricane Five

infobox hurricane small
name=Hurricane Five
category=cat4
type=hurricane



formed=October 5
dissipated=October 14
highest winds=135 mph (220 km/h)
lowest pressure=979 mbar
A tropical storm formed in the western Caribbean Sea on October 5. It moved northeastward, reaching hurricane strength the next day and hitting western Cuba as a Category 2 on October 7. It rapidly intensified over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico to a 135 mph (220 km/h) Category 4 hurricane, but weakened to a 75 mph (120 km/h) Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall near Sarasota on October 8. After moving inland, it became extratropical over North Carolina on October 9 and continued southeastward into the western Atlantic. The hurricane caused a total of $5.2 million in damage (1946 dollars), mostly from damage to the citrus crop. In addition, 5 lives were lost in Cuba.

Tropical Storm Six

infobox hurricane small
name=Tropical Storm Six
category=storm
type=tropical storm



formed=October 31
dissipated=November 3
highest winds=45 mph (70 km/h)
pressure=
A tropical wave developed into a tropical storm north of Hispaniola on October 31. It moved west-northwestward, and made landfall in southeastern Florida on November 1. Moderate damage was associated from this tropical storm as heavy flooding disrupted fall planting.

See also

*List of tropical cyclones
*List of Atlantic hurricane seasons

References

External links

* [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1946.pdf 1946 Monthly Weather Review]


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