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1997 Atlantic hurricane season
First system formed June 1, 1997
Last system dissipated October 29, 1997
Strongest storm Erika - 946 mbar, 125 mph (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 9
Total storms 8
Hurricanes 3
Major hurricanes 1
ACE index 41
Total fatalities 7 Direct, 5 Indirect
Total damage $111.46 Million (1997 USD)

The 1997 Atlantic hurricane season was an inactive season. This season featured a total of 9 tropical cyclones, 7 named storms, 1 unnamed subtropical storm, 3 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane.

Timeline

Tropical Storm Grace (1997)Tropical Storm Fabian (1997)Hurricane Erika (1997)Tropical Depression Five (1997)Hurricane Danny (1997)Tropical Storm Claudette (1997)Hurricane Bill (1997)Tropical Storm Ana (1997)Unnumbered Subtropical Storm (1997)

Storms

Unnumbered Subtropical Storm

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
Unnamed Subtropical Storm (1997).jpg 1997 Atlantic subtropical storm 1 track.png
Duration June 1 – June 2
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Unnumbered Subtropical Storm (1997)

Tropical Storm Ana

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ana jun 30 1997 1851Z.jpg Ana 1997 track.png
Duration June 30 – July 4
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Tropical Storm Ana (1997)

Hurricane Bill

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Bill (1997).jpg Bill 1997 track.png
Duration July 11 – July 13
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Hurricane Bill (1997)
Bill became the first hurricane of the 1997 season. It spent its brief life over waters the north Atlantic Ocean.[1]

Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Claudette (1997).jpg Claudette 1997 track.png
Duration July 13 – July 16
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Tropical Storm Claudette (1997)

Hurricane Danny

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Danny 19 july 1997 1237Z.jpg Danny 1997 track.png
Duration July 16 – July 26
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Hurricane Danny (1997)
Danny was a slow-moving category one hurricane on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale that made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River and in the Mobile Bay area. It produced enormous amounts of rain over extreme southern Alabama.[2]

Tropical Depression Five

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration July 17 – July 19
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Tropical Depression Five (1997)

Hurricane Erika

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Erika 1997.gif Erika 1997 track.png
Duration September 3 – September 15
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Hurricane Erika (1997)

Tropical Storm Fabian

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Fabian (1997).jpg Fabian 1997 track.png
Duration October 4 – October 8
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Tropical Storm Fabian (1997)

Tropical Storm Grace

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Grace (1997).jpg Grace 1997 track.png
Duration October 16 – October 17
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)
Main article: Tropical Storm Grace (1997)

Storm names

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Erika
  • Fabian
  • Grace
  • Henri (unused)
  • Isabel (unused)
  • Juan (unused)
  • Kate (unused)
  • Larry (unused)
  • Mindy (unused)
  • Nicholas (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Peter (unused)
  • Rose (unused)
  • Sam (unused)
  • Teresa (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Wanda (unused)

Retirement

No names were retired this season and as such, the same list was used for the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season

References

  1. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL031997_Bill.pdf
  2. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL051997_Danny.pdf

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