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2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here is a look at the 2015...

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 1:33 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 1:33 PM

Here is a look at the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

Facts:
The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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Hurricane Harvey

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher."

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.

A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness:

A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.

A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.

Predictions:
April 9, 2015 - The Tropical Meteorology Project from Colorado State University predicts that the "2015 Atlantic basin hurricane season will be one of the least active seasons since the middle of the 20th century." They predict seven named storms and three hurricanes.

May 27, 2015 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a below-normal hurricane season, predicting that there is a 70 percent chance of having six to 11 named storms, of which three to six could develop into hurricanes, including zero to two major hurricanes (categories 3-5).

2015 Atlantic Storm Names:
Tropical Storm Ana
May 9, 2015 - Tropical Storm Ana develops off the coast of South Carolina.
May 10, 2015 - Makes landfall at 6:00 a.m. ET just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and later is downgraded to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Bill
June 15, 2015 - Tropical Storm Bill forms in the northwest Gulf of Mexico.
June 16, 2015 - Makes landfall on Matagorda Island, Texas.
June 17, 2015 - Is downgraded to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Claudette
July 13, 2015 - Tropical Storm Claudette forms in the Atlantic.
July 14, 2015 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Hurricane Danny
August 18, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny forms about 1,595 miles east of the Windward Islands.
August 20, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny becomes a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds and continues to move west.
August 21, 2015 - Hurricane Danny intensifies into a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds.
August 22, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical storm about 520 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
August 24, 2015 - Is downgraded to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Erika
August 24, 2015 - Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Atlantic.
August 27, 2015 - Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Erika cause massive flooding on the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica.
August 28, 2015 - Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Tropical Storm Erika is responsible for at least 20 deaths and damages to infrastructure that will cost tens of millions to repair.
August 29, 2015 - Is downgraded to a tropical depression.

Hurricane Fred
August 30, 2015 - Tropical Storm Fred forms off the coast of West Africa.
August 31, 2015 - Strengthens into a hurricane. Fred marks the easternmost formation of a hurricane in the tropical Atlantic, according to hurricane records in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration database.
September 4, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Grace
September 5, 2015 - Tropical Storm Grace forms.
September 8, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Henri
September 9, 2015 - Tropical Storm Henri forms.
September 11, 2015 - Dissipates.

Tropical Storm Ida
September 18, 2015 - Tropical Storm Ida forms.
September 24, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

Hurricane Joaquin
September 28, 2015 - Tropical Storm Joaquin forms.
September 30, 2015 - Strengthens into a hurricane and later in the evening becomes a Category 3 hurricane about 170 miles east of the central Bahamas.
October 1, 2015 - The U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro, carrying a crew of 28 Americans and five Polish nationals, loses all communications at 7:20 a.m. ET near the Bahamas. Joaquin becomes a Category 4 hurricane.
October 2, 2015 - Weakens to a Category 3 hurricane.
October 4, 2015 - Weakens to a Category 2 hurricane, then later a Category 1 hurricane.
October 5, 2015 - The U.S. Coast Guard says they believe the missing cargo ship El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin. The massive search in the Caribbean Sea has yielded a 225-square-mile debris field but no sign of the ship.

Hurricane Kate
November 9, 2015 - Tropical Storm Kate forms near the Bahamas.
November 11, 2015 - Becomes a hurricane. Later in the day, Kate weakens to tropical storm.

Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 615923

Reported Deaths: 7776
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1279061807
Ramsey53670911
Dakota47738479
Anoka43706466
Washington27959298
Stearns22889227
St. Louis18436321
Scott17835139
Wright16676153
Olmsted13691104
Sherburne1222596
Carver1085749
Rice8349112
Clay831892
Blue Earth775544
Crow Wing695099
Kandiyohi676485
Chisago633255
Otter Tail594687
Benton590998
Goodhue489774
Douglas482081
Mower481134
Winona468552
Itasca466068
Isanti448967
McLeod438761
Morrison431362
Beltrami414763
Nobles412850
Steele404219
Polk392273
Becker391257
Lyon367754
Carlton358958
Freeborn356835
Pine339723
Nicollet336145
Mille Lacs317456
Brown310140
Le Sueur302928
Todd291233
Cass290633
Meeker269344
Waseca244223
Martin238833
Roseau213021
Wabasha20963
Hubbard200041
Dodge19393
Renville184746
Redwood179741
Houston178116
Cottonwood168324
Wadena166023
Fillmore162910
Faribault158420
Chippewa154838
Pennington154320
Kanabec148629
Sibley148310
Aitkin140637
Watonwan13709
Rock130519
Jackson123912
Pipestone117326
Yellow Medicine115620
Pope11477
Murray108010
Swift107818
Koochiching96919
Stevens93011
Clearwater90017
Marshall89618
Lake85421
Wilkin84813
Lac qui Parle76222
Big Stone6144
Grant5958
Lincoln5903
Mahnomen5679
Norman5539
Unassigned51393
Kittson49522
Red Lake4037
Traverse3865
Lake of the Woods3514
Cook1760

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 380378

Reported Deaths: 6132
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk59750647
Linn21796343
Scott20698251
Black Hawk17114320
Woodbury15528230
Johnson1490486
Dubuque13670215
Dallas1161499
Pottawattamie11500177
Story1102148
Warren599092
Cerro Gordo569498
Clinton568194
Webster556499
Sioux521974
Muscatine4995106
Marshall496779
Des Moines494678
Jasper460373
Wapello4436124
Buena Vista434540
Lee414859
Plymouth407182
Marion380178
Henry304637
Jones302657
Bremer296963
Carroll288952
Boone277435
Crawford277341
Benton266155
Washington263251
Dickinson252246
Mahaska237551
Jackson226443
Kossuth223866
Clay218327
Delaware215743
Tama215272
Winneshiek201537
Buchanan199934
Page196422
Cedar195423
Hardin194744
Wright193640
Fayette191643
Hamilton191451
Harrison183773
Clayton174558
Butler171935
Madison170119
Floyd166342
Mills166224
Cherokee163338
Lyon161541
Poweshiek160136
Allamakee157452
Hancock155434
Iowa151224
Winnebago147931
Calhoun146113
Cass142855
Grundy141333
Jefferson138235
Emmet137741
Sac133920
Shelby133238
Louisa131749
Franklin131423
Union130135
Appanoose129849
Humboldt127526
Mitchell127343
Chickasaw127117
Guthrie126432
Palo Alto116024
Montgomery107138
Howard106222
Clarke104024
Monroe102333
Keokuk100932
Ida96135
Adair90732
Davis89825
Pocahontas87622
Monona87031
Greene80611
Osceola79617
Lucas79523
Worth7768
Decatur6729
Taylor67112
Fremont65310
Van Buren57818
Ringgold57524
Wayne57123
Audubon54014
Adams3594
Unassigned80
Rochester
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Mason City
Mostly Cloudy
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Albert Lea
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Austin
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Charles City
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