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2012 Red Ocean hurricane season
First storm formed July 4
Last storm dissipated November 16
Strongest storm Joanna – 905 mbar (hPa) (26.74 inHg), 175 mph (280 km/h)
Total depressions 12
Total storms 10
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes 2
Total damages ~ $22 billion (2012 USD)
Total fatalities 679 direct, 24 indirect

The 2012 Red Ocean hurricane season was an average season that produced 10 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. The season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30, the dates which conventionally delimit the period most tropical cyclone form in the Red Ocean.

                   

Seasonal summaryEdit

Season outlooksEdit

Predictions of tropical activity in the 2012 season
Source Date Named
storms
Hurricanes Major
hurricanes
Ref
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GCMC May 1, 2012 14 6 3
Actual activity
10 5 2

In advance of each hurricane season, forecasts of hurricane activity are issued by the Green City Meteorological Center (GCMC) in Green City.

On May 1, 2012, the GCMC issued a forecast calling for 14 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. 

Season activityEdit

Timeline of tropical activity in the 2012 Red Ocean hurricane season

Wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale

StormsEdit

Tropical Storm ArthurEdit

Tropical storm (GCMC)
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Duration July 4 – July 7
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm BiancaEdit

Tropical storm (GCMC)
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Duration July 15 – July 18
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm ChrisEdit

Tropical storm (GCMC)
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Duration July 15 – July 16
Intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min),  999 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane DeanaEdit

Category 3 hurricane (GCMC)
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Duration August 3 – August 11
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  961 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm ErickEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration August 10 – August 13
Intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min),  1003 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression SixEdit

Tropical depression (SSHS)
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Duration August 13 – August 14
Intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min),  1008 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane FionaEdit

Category 2 hurricane (GCMC)
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Duration August 14 – August 21
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  959 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane GerhardEdit

Category 1 hurricane (GCMC)
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Duration August 19 – August 25
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  978 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm HannaEdit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration September 3 – September 11
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  1006 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane IsaacEdit

Category 1 hurricane (GCMC)
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Duration September 13 – September 15
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  989 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane JoannaEdit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 20 – September 30
Intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min),  905 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression TwelveEdit

Tropical depression (GCMC)
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Duration November 12 – November 14
Intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min),  1011 mbar (hPa)

Season effectsEdit

The following table lists all of the storms that have formed in the 2012 Red Ocean hurricane season. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s)–denoted by bold location names – damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but were still related to that storm. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all of the damage figures are in 2012 USD.

Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

2012 Red Ocean hurricane season statistics

Storm namesEdit

  • Arthur
  • Bianca
  • Chris
  • Deana
  • Erick
  • Fiona
  • Gerhard
  • Hanna
  • Issac
  • Joanna
  • Kobi (unused)
  • Leann (unused)
  • Mitchell (unused)
  • Na'Asia (unused)
  • Orlo (unused)
  • Patricia (unused)
  • Rich (unused)
  • Sandi (unused)
  • Terrence (unused)
  • Vivian (unused)
  • Wendell (unused)

See alsoEdit

National_Hurricane_Center