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1983 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm formed June 28
Last storm dissipated November 4
Strongest storm Alicia - 903 mb, 175 mph
Total depressions 10
Total storms 8
Hurricanes 4
Major hurricanes 2
Total damages $7.1 billion (2016 USD)
Total fatalities 250

The 1983 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1983 and ended November 30th, 1983.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 2, 1983 10 5 2
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Actual activity 8 4 2

Season Summary

Storms

Tropical Depression One

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration June 28 – June 30
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Alicia

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration August 1 – August 16
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  903 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration August 9 – August 13
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Chantal

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration August 12 – August 18
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  983 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Dean

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration August 31 – September 6
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Six

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration September 2 – September 4
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Erin

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration September 3 – September 7
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Felix

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration September 10 – September 18
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gabrielle

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 19 – October 21
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Hugo

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 31 – November 4
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1983 season.

  • Alicia
  • Barry
  • Chantal
  • Dean
  • Erin
  • Felix
  • Gabrielle
  • Hugo
  • Iris (unused)
  • Jerry (unused)
  • Karen (unused)
  • Luis (unused)
  • Marilyn (unused)
  • Noel (unused)
  • Opal (unused)
  • Pablo (unused)
  • Roxanne (unused)
  • Sebastien (unused)
  • Tanya (unused)
  • Van (unused)
  • Wendy (unused)

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