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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.

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Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
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Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 60898

Reported Deaths: 1698
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Hennepin19271835
Ramsey7572265
Dakota4414106
Anoka3683114
Stearns289320
Washington212845
Nobles17646
Olmsted173223
Scott155919
Mower11012
Rice10328
Blue Earth9185
Wright8845
Carver8613
Clay78440
Sherburne7238
Kandiyohi6961
St. Louis55319
Todd4262
Lyon4253
Freeborn3591
Steele3482
Nicollet33713
Benton3203
Watonwan3080
Winona26116
Beltrami2400
Crow Wing23514
Le Sueur2201
Martin2075
Chisago2011
Goodhue1969
Otter Tail1943
McLeod1810
Cottonwood1780
Becker1571
Pipestone1579
Polk1534
Waseca1480
Itasca14712
Douglas1441
Carlton1370
Unassigned13441
Pine1290
Dodge1270
Isanti1250
Murray1221
Chippewa1041
Morrison921
Wabasha920
Brown892
Faribault870
Jackson860
Meeker852
Rock850
Sibley832
Koochiching773
Pennington751
Cass722
Mille Lacs713
Renville645
Fillmore630
Lincoln580
Grant553
Swift531
Roseau520
Yellow Medicine520
Pope480
Houston420
Aitkin401
Norman400
Kanabec361
Redwood360
Wilkin343
Hubbard330
Marshall290
Mahnomen271
Wadena270
Red Lake240
Big Stone220
Lake210
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse110
Lac qui Parle70
Cook50
Kittson30
Lake of the Woods20

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 48781

Reported Deaths: 929
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10309207
Woodbury371952
Black Hawk312766
Linn237588
Johnson209619
Dallas188535
Buena Vista179412
Scott171814
Dubuque167631
Marshall144426
Pottawattamie132526
Story116614
Wapello90033
Muscatine84748
Webster8017
Crawford7283
Sioux6343
Cerro Gordo62517
Warren5641
Tama55129
Jasper47826
Wright4721
Plymouth4629
Clinton3973
Dickinson3814
Louisa37814
Washington29810
Boone2583
Hamilton2461
Franklin24110
Bremer2267
Clarke2013
Carroll1921
Emmet1924
Clay1901
Shelby1841
Hardin1810
Des Moines1792
Marion1730
Poweshiek1598
Benton1561
Jackson1561
Allamakee1554
Floyd1552
Mahaska13917
Cedar1331
Guthrie1325
Jones1302
Buchanan1271
Henry1254
Hancock1222
Butler1212
Madison1212
Pocahontas1152
Lee1143
Lyon1132
Delaware1121
Humboldt1111
Cherokee1081
Harrison1071
Clayton1043
Taylor980
Iowa971
Winneshiek971
Page940
Kossuth910
Monona910
Mills890
Sac850
Jefferson840
Palo Alto840
Winnebago840
Calhoun832
Osceola830
Fayette820
Grundy791
Mitchell780
Union771
Cass741
Monroe737
Lucas684
Worth660
Montgomery594
Davis572
Chickasaw540
Appanoose493
Howard490
Fremont420
Greene410
Van Buren371
Keokuk351
Adair300
Ida290
Audubon281
Decatur230
Ringgold221
Wayne191
Adams160
Unassigned60
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