Delete Quiz. Two back-to-back hurricanes saturated the land and several river valleys in the state, causing severe flooding in August 1955. To play this quiz, please finish editing it. Storm image simulations are available for all storms that reached hurricane intensity. Each spring, the WMO occasionally retires hurricane names of destructive storms. Edit. Storms in the 1930s. The season was especially deadly in Mexico. Ivan R. Tannehill describes in his book "Hurricanes" the major tropical storms of recorded history and mentions many hurricanes named after saints. Hurricanes Connie and Diane 1955. The last year all women’s names were used in the Pacific was 1978, the following year they added men’s names to the Atlantic Basin list too. In 1953, the United States changed and began using women’s names for hurricanes and tropical storms. The NHC does not control the naming of tropical storms. The name Diane was later retired. The Atlantic hurricanes were: Alice Connie Diane Edith Flora Gladys Ione Hilda Janet Katie Storms in the 1920s. The answer is no… and yes. Alphabetical List. In other words, one list is repeated every sixth year. However, there clearly were more during the Spanish period from the early 16th to the mid-17th century; these will be harder to identify and date, because of the more limited records. Below is a complete list of these names as well as the year they were originally designated. 6 months ago. 185 mph 905 mBar Total depressions: 13 Total storms: 13 Hurricanes: 11 Major hurricanes: 6 Total damages: $10.907 (2018 USD: Total fatalities: 1,559 In little over a week, two hurricanes passed by Southern New England in August 1955 producing major flooding over much of the region. Practice. Live Game Live. A storm was named … Now, storms were called Alice, Barbara, Carol, and Dolly. Played 7 times. Hurricane names can and do get retired, not to be reused for at least ten years, perhaps longer. This quiz is incomplete! One of three hurricanes to hit North Carolina during the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season, it formed on August 7 from a tropical wave between the Lesser Antilles and Cape Verde. Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Harvey – why are storms given human names? hurricanes in 1955 Posted on August 11, 2020 by Ione reached its greatest intensity on September 17 with a central pressure of 938 millbars (27.70 inches/mercury) and peak winds of 125 mph, a category three on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. There were 10 Atlantic hurricanes in 1955 and two unnamed east Pacific hurricanes. This page was last changed on 29 July 2018, at 06:02. When a really great athlete decides to leave sports, his jersey or number is often retired. It's quite rare to have a hurricane season with more than 21 storms. The same list was used in 1954, but varying lists of female names began in 1955. The storm caused severe destruction and an unusually severe death toll. Hurricane Names Browse through team names to find names. In the late 1800s into the early 1900s, hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons were only named after they hit. Solo Practice. But how are storm names chosen – and… The names of hurricanes are arranged alphabetically. 67% average accuracy. The first hurricane of the year has a name that starts with letter "A" and the next one's name starts with letter "B." History of Hurricane Names For several hundred years many hurricanes in the West Indies were named after the particular saint's day on which the hurricane occurred. Atlantic . It has been almost eight years since a major hurricane struck the US, the longest such period since the Civil War. 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