Disclaimer: This season is not based of models of real 1982 Storms. All of these storms are based of my own thought but there is relation in real storms and Force Thirteen's WMHB seasons, but not exact tracks, categories, wind speeds, and pressure. 

The 1982 Atlantic Hurricane Season is a near-average season, with 11 storms forming. The season officially began on June 1, 1982, and lasted until November 30, 1982.

It is significantly less active than the previous seasons, with this year being near-average. Gilbert is the strongest of the season, and it is in high altitude in peak intensity, which is unusual, and also threatens harbors north of the storm. Debby and Beryl are destructive, causing almost billions of dollars worth of damage. Keith is highly unusual, which made landfall on Iberian Peninsula and first to do since 1842 Spain Hurricane. Keith has some impact on Cape Verde islands and flooding occurs in some parts of Portugal and Spain.

Joan causes swells along Bermuda, and huge waves were reported. It is due to being a strong storm while passing north of the island. Chris, Alberto and Florence causes flooding and moderate damage, while Ernesto, Helene and Isaac caused almost low damage. The only much destructive are Beryl and Debby. These are considered destructive because they hit as major hurricane. Central and South America didn't receive much impact from storms, probably due to activity.


Tropical Storm Alberto

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Alberto (1982) 
DurationMay 25 – May 29
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Beryl

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Erin AVHRR High res Hurricane Beryl (1982)
DurationJune 1 – June 6
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Chris

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Allison 04 jun 1995 1313Z Hurricane Chris (1982)
DurationJune 18 – June 24
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Debby

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Bonnie 23 aug 1998 1857Z Hurricane Debby (1982)
DurationAugust 28 – September 12
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ernesto

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Ernesto (1982) 
DurationSeptember 6 – September 11
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Florence

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Florence (1982) 
DurationSeptember 9 – September 12
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gilbert

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Felix 12 aug 1995 1747Z Hurricane Gilbert (1982)
DurationSeptember 13 – September 22
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Helene

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Helene (1982) 
DurationSeptember 17 – September 23
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Isaac (1982) 
DurationSeptember 25 – September 28
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Joan

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Jeanne (1998) Hurricane Joan (1982)
DurationSeptember 30 – October 6
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Subropical Storm Keith

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Keith (1982) 
DurationNovember 24 – November 28
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Storm Names

Here are the storm names used in the 1982 season. Most of these names are used for the first time, but exception of Florence and Helene, which are reused.

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gilbert
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joan
  • Keith
  • Leslie (unused)
  • Michael (unused)
  • Nadine(unused)
  • Oscar (unused)
  • Patty (unused)
  • Rafael (unused)
  • Sandy (unused)
  • Tony (unused)
  • Valerie (unused)
  • William (unused)


The bold names are retired of this season. These are Beryl and Debby.. Reasons are too many damage/or death toll. These were replaced by Brenda and Dorothy for 1988 Season.

 Season Effects

Storm Name Storm category at peak intensity Damage (Millions USD) Deaths
Alberto TS 12 6
Beryl C3 880 25
Chris C2 78 9
Debby C3 1700 78
Ernesto TS None None
Florence C1 16 6
Gilbert C5 120 42
Helene TS Minimal 2
Isaac TS Minimal None
Joan C3 50 12
Keith SS 17 3