15 Types of Ocean Storms – Characteristics
Storm is one kind of disturbance toward the environment and atmosphere. Storm occur because the center of low pressure is surround by a high pressure system. This opposing forces system may caused the creation of storm clouds or we also know one of it as cumulonimbus. It has some signs before it happens such as hail, thunder, lightning, heavy precipitation, freezing rain, and strong wind.
Storm also has a harmful effect toward the environment where the storm occurs. It can destroy many things such as house, car, and any other properties.
Moreover, Storm also can last long, meteorological agency claimed that it can last for 12 to 200 hours. Storms also can happen both in land and ocean. Then, many type of ocean storms that is moving to the land after its forming in the ocean. And in this article I’d like to inform you more about the types of ocean storms.
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1. Arlene Storm
Arlene Storm is formed in the southeast of Newfoundland. On April 15 it produce wave up to 40 feet. Arlene Storm is known as a subtropical depression because of its formation. The duration of this type of storm is usually last on April 19 until April 21 with its peak speed is 50 mph. Arlene is one from six subtropical storm that formed in April in the Atlantic Basin. The second occurrence of Arlene storm is marked on April 20. Arlene storm also has the lowest central pressure which is 990 mbar compare to any other storm in Atlantic during the month of April.
2. Andrew Storm
This kind of storm is occur in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The areas that affected because of this storm are Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana, and The Southern of United States. Its peak speed could reach up to 175 mph or equal with 280 km/h with the lowest pressure of intensity of 922 mbar. The forming until its ending of the occurrence of Andrew Storm may takes 12 days which is in the August 16 until August 28.
3. Bret Storm
In the Main Development Region of Atlantic Ocean, Bret Storm is the earliest storm that can formed. It also became the lowest latitude storm in June since 1993. The duration of this type of storm is usually last on June 19 until June 20. The storm it self relatively has a low latitude and fast motion. With the peak speed up to 45 mph with 1007 mbar of intensity.
4. Cindy Storm
The Cindy Storm is firstly known on June 13 in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Cindy Storm also has a typical of its dry air and strong wind. This type of storm can reach its peak speed up to 60 mph with its intensity of 992 mbar. The duration of Cindy Storm is usually last on June 20 until June 23.
5. Don Storm
The next types of ocean storms is Don Storm. The sign of this storm is firstly known in the central Atlantic Ocean accompanied by the cluster of lightning. The duration of the don storm it self usually last on July 17 until July 19. Its peak speed could reach up to 50 mph with the intensity of 1007 mbar.
6. Emily Storm
The duration of Emily Storm is usually last from July 31 until August 2. The peak speed of Emily Storm could reach up to 45 mph with its intensity up to 1005 mbar. The first occurrence of this storm is firstly detected in the Gulf of Mexico. The sign of the occurrence of this storm are a cold front, low pressure small non tropical area is formed and then it will drift.
7. Franklin Storm
This kind of storm is moving to the open ocean. This storm is occur in the western Atlantic Ocean and the affected areas are Bahamas, Bermuda, and Newfoundland. The speed of this storm could reach up to 70 mph or equal with 110 km/h with the lowest pressure of intensity of 997 mbar. The duration of this storm starts from its forming until the end of its cycle is takes on August 16 until August 28.
8. Hurricane Adrian
Hurricane Adrian happens in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This storm is usually last for two days from May 9 until May 11. Its peak speed can reach up to 45 mph or equal with 75 km/h with its intensity of 1004 mbar. The storm became the earliest forming of storm after the Alma Storm.
9. Hurricane Beatriz
The Hurricane Beatriz happens for two days from May 31 until June 2. The storm peak speed can reach up to 45 mph or equal with 75 km/h with the intensity up to 1001 mbar. This type of storm happens in the East Pacific and it is moving to the land and cause the mudslides and flooding.
10. Hurricane Calvin
This type of storm is classified as a stable storm since when it moves to the land the speed is stable. Hurricane Calvin usually happens in the second week of June starts from June 11 and end on June 13. Its speed peak can reach up to 45 mph or equal with 65 km/h with the intensity of 1005 mbar. Hurricane Calvin also responsible for the heavy rainfall in the area that it passed and the area also having a potential of flash flooding.
11. Hurricane Dora
The first occurrence of Hurricane Dora was in the south of Gulf of Tehuantepec. The Hurricane Dora isn’t classified as a stable storm since it’s increasing its intensity rapidly. The storm it self last for three days, starts from June 25 until June 28. It could reach its peak speed up to 90 mph or equal with 150 km/h with the intensity of 981 mbar. Even though the damage caused by Hurricane Dora is classified as minor damage but this storm still can makes a heavy rain that may caused flash flood.
12. Hurricane Eugene
The occurrence sign of Hurricane Eugene is firstly detected in the Baja California Peninsula. The storm it self starts on July 7 until July 12 with its peak speed up to 115 mph or equal with 185 km/h. The intensity of the Hurricane Eugene also can reach up to 965 mbar. This type of storm is getting weaker because of the dry air entrainment and cooler waters.
13. Hurricane Fernanda
Hurricane Fernanda became the second strongest storm in the Eastern Pacific. This type of storm is occur in the low latitude with the intensity of 947 mbar. Besides that it also can reach its peak speed up to 145 mph or equal with 230 km/h. The duration of this storm is classified as long because it takes ten days to end the storm. It usually happens in the July 12 until July 22.
14. Hurricane Greg
The next types of ocean storm is Hurricane Greg. The storm it self takes two days for its forming. This storm is having the intensity of 1001 mbar with its peak speed that can reach up to 60 mph or equal with 95 km/h. Even though the speed of this storm isn’t as fast as Fernanda Hurricane but this storm is also classified as a long storm due its duration that takes nine days. It usually happens in July 17 until July 26.
15. Hurricane Hilary
This type of storm was happened in the far eastern reaches of the Pacific basin. It takes a day to form this type of storm. The Hurricane Hilary could reach its peak speed up to 105 mph or equal with 165 km/h with the intensity of 972 mbar. The duration of this storm is last for ten days which starts from July 21 until July 31.
Don’t get confused with the storm, hurricane, typhoon, or even cyclone because those are basically the same storm and what make them different is the place and area where they occur. Hurricane is used in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific. Typhoon is used in the Northwest Pacific. Meanwhile, cyclones is used in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. So that’s some types of ocean storms that I’d like to inform you with. Hopefully this article is helping you to know more about the types of storm in the ocean. Thank you for reading this article until the end and don’t forget to keep following our website to know more about the deep ocean.