The 5000 Atlantic hurricane season is the 5000th season of hurricanes. The season is currently in session.

Season details

  • Haimaica formed on December 31, the earliest date for a cyclone to form.
    • Haimaica was admitted in the 4999 Atlantic hurricane season, but since the deadline was November 30, Haimaica was introduced into the 5000 season anyway,
  • January was unusually extremely active, with Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Darwin, Eria, and Felin forming in the range between January 3-20
    • Andrea formed on January 3rd, activated as a 55 mph tropical storm
    • Andrea became the earliest hurricane alive on January 4, beating Alvin of the 3956 Atlantic hurricane season
    • Andrea intensified into a 120 mph major hurricane on January 6, becoming the strongest, earliest and only major hurricane in January. The strongest major hurricane record was later broken by Chantal 6 days later
    • Barry was the least living tropical cyclone on record, forming and dying 15 minutes later. Barry was also the earliest second tropical cyclone in a season, forming January 6, beating Benson (2066 season) by a month and 3 weeks
    • Chantal became the earliest 3rd storm to form ever, forming on the day of January 7
    • Chantal became a hurricane on January 8, the third earliest hurricane ever in a season
    • Chantal intensified to a 155 mph Cat 4 hurricane on the late night of January 9, becoming the strongest major hurricane, breaking Andrea's record which was set 3 days ago and it was also the strongest Category 4 hurricane ever, as it had 901 mbar
    • Chantal became the most costliest hurricane to ever hit in a season; it was immediately retired on January 18 as it hit Florida, Georgia, South/North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland, and the rest of the eastern coast of the US (including New York)
    • Darwin was the earliest 4th storm to form in a season, forming January 9
    • Darwin was one of only 2 storms to survive crossing through the middle of a major hurricane (Major Hurricane was Chantal)
    • Darwin made landfall on the coast of Newfoundland as a weak major hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane landfall on Newfoundland. Only Felin was able to set the record again
    • Eria was the first hurricane to make landfall in South America in 650 years. The last hurricane was Hurricane Negative. Eria was also the earliest 5th storm to form in a season
    • Eria/Ash was the first Atlantic/Pacific crossover storm in 2500 years. The last storm was Clan/Mitchell
    • Felin was the first 190 mph hurricane since 2500
      • Felin had the strongest landfall of a hurricane in the US since Camille in 1969.


Hurricane Andrea

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north Andrea 1-L 5000
DurationJanuary 3 – January 9
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  933 mbar (hPa)

On January 2, a serious storm rushed off the coast of Northwest Africa. Along 72-78 degrees F, it struggled to become a Tropical Depression on the 3rd. The waters began to warm slightly, with shear at 10 knots. The depression became Tropical Storm Andrea at 11:59 PM January 3. Andrea was nearly destroyed as shear increased to a rapid speed of 55 knots (65 mph). Andrea entered the Gulf Stream on January 5, rapidly intensifying into a hurricane later that day. Andrea continued to intensify until it's peak of 125 mph (205 km/h).

Hurricane Haimaica

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north Haimaica 0-L 5000
DurationDecember 31 – January 4
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  920 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north 
DurationJanuary 6 – January 6
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1011 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Chantal

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Isabel2 Chantal 3-L 5000
DurationJanuary 7 – January 17
Peak intensity155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  901 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Darwin

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north Darwin 4-L 5000
DurationJanuary 9 – January 15
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  957 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Eria

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north EriaAsh 5-L 1-E 5000
DurationJanuary 10 – January 15/Moved Out of Basin
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Felin

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone north 
DurationJanuary 15 – January 20
Peak intensity190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min)  906 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Gloria

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationFebruary 2 – February 5
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Harry

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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DurationFebruary 3 – February 8
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJanuary 3 – January 6
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

Season effects

Storm name Dates active Category Wind Pressure Damage (USD) Deaths
Haimaica December 31-Jan 4 Category 1 Hurricane 85 mph 920mb $4 bil 898
Andrea January 3-9 Category 3 Hurricane 125 mph 933mb $2 mil 55
Barry January 6-6 Tropical Storm 40 mph 1011mb None None
Chantal January 7-17 Category 4 Hurricane 155 mph 901mb $846,297,000,000 1189
Darwin January 9-15 Category 3 Hurricane 115 mph 957mb $2,500,000 15
Eria January 10-15 Category 1 Hurricane 80 mph 982mb $125,000 5
Felin January 15-20 Category 5 Hurricane 190 mph 906mb $2,000,000,000 1250
Gloria February 2-5 Tropical Storm 60 mph 990mb None None
Harry February 3-8 Category 1 Hurricane 90 mph 979mb None None
Ida February 3-6 Tropical Storm 70 mph 989mb None None
10 cyclones December 31-Still active 190 mph 901mb $852,302,625,000 2412