2010 atlantic hurricane season


Hurricane Alex

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
DurationJune 8 – June 19
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  963 mbar (hPa)
Rare early season hurricane which brought tropical storm force winds and minimal damage to Bermuda when it passed about 55 miles east as a category one.

Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Bret (1993) 
DurationJune 28 – July 4
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)
Indirectly contributed to catastrophic record breaking flooding in South America (Columbia and Venezuela, particularly) which killed an estimated (could be more) 896 and $87 billion USD in damage. Struck Honduras as a strong tropical storm, causing significant flooding damage amounting up to $872 million USD and 14 deaths.

Cyclone 10

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
DurationJune 30 – July 12
Peak intensity175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  911 mbar (hPa)

Was named after the awesome Cyclone10, Cyclone10 became a 175 mph Category 5.

Tropical Storm Donna

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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DurationJuly 18 – July 24
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)
Caused no major impacts on land, just heavy rainfall in Puerto Rico from its remnants.

Hurricane Earl

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 23 – June 31
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  916 mbar (hPa)
Caused a total of over $56 billion and 98 deaths with areas such as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba and Louisiana receiving the worst. Earl brushed Puerto Rico as a category three (leaving behind $2 billion and 24 deaths), struck Jamaica as category four ($19 billion and 31 deaths), struck Cuba as category three ($14 billion and 11 deaths) then finally hit Louisiana as a lower end category three ($21 billion and 29 deaths from a destructive storm surge). An additional 3 deaths was reported elsewhere (2 in the Florida Keys, 1 in Texas).

Hurricane Flossie

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Polar low 
DurationJuly 28 – August 3
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Greg

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 31 – August 9
Peak intensity140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  945 mbar (hPa)
Struck the Yucatan as a category one, causing moderate damage amounting up to $420 million USD and 5 deaths. Intensified into a peak of category four over the Bay Of Campache and struck NE Mexico as high end category three (could be upgraded to a four), delivering severe damage amounting up to $8.9 billion USD and 67 deaths. Tropical storm force winds were spread into South Texas, where an additional $98 million in damage and 2 deaths had occurred. A total of 74 deaths and $9.4 billion USD had been reported.

Hurricane Hailey

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 2 – August 15
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  917 mbar (hPa)

Peaked as a category five and passed halfway between North Carolina and Bermuda as a category four bringing high surf and minor coastal flooding damage amounting up to $83 million in both shores (one person drowned off each shores) then struck Newfoundland as a high end category one, causing significant damage estimated over $792 million along with 3 deaths. A total of 5 deaths and $875 million in damage had been reported.