Hurricanes and Tropical Storms - June 2017


Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones across the North Atlantic and East Pacific and places each basin's tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.

North Atlantic

June marks a continuation of a record-long major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) landfall drought in the United States. The last major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was Wilma on October 24, 2005. This major hurricane drought surpassed the length of the eight-years from 1861-1868 when no major hurricane struck the United States' coast. On average, a major hurricane makes landfall in the U.S. about once every three years. The reliable record of landfalling hurricanes in the U.S. dates back to 1851.

June 2017 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type June 2017 June 1981-2010 Average Record Most for June
Period of Record: 1851-2017
Tropical Storm
(Winds > 39 mph)
2 0.5
(one every other year)
3
(1886, 1909, 1936, 1968, 2016)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
0 0.1
(one every 10 years)
3
(1886)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
0 0 1
(1945, 1957, 1966)
June 2017 Individual Tropical Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Tropical Storm Bret June 19th – 20th 45 mph 1007 mb Landfall in Venezuela and Trindad and Toago
Tropical Storm Cindy June 20th –23rd 60 mph 992 mb Near Louisiana/Texas border

Summary of June 2017 Events

Tropical Storm Cindy formed from an area of low pressure that moved northward from the Yucatan Peninsula. Cindy reached tropical storm strength on June 20th in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana. At maximum strength, the tropical storm had winds of 60 mph and a central minimum pressure of 992 mb. As the storm moved northward, it weakened before making landfall near the Louisiana/Texas on the 22nd with sustained winds of 45 mph. This was the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Louisiana since Hurricane Isaac in 2012. As Cindy moved over land there was widespread flooding across the Gulf Coast states with numerous tornadoes also spawned, including an EF-2. After weakening further to a remnant low, the storm merged with a cold front and continued to drop heavy rain as it moved into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. There were at least two fatalities blamed on the storm.



East Pacific

June 2017 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type June 2017 June 1981-2010 Average Record Most for June
Period of Record: 1949-2017
Tropical Storm
(Winds >39 mph)
3 1.9 5
(1985)
Hurricane
(Winds >74 mph)
1 0.8
(four every five years)
3
(1984)
Major Hurricane
(Winds >111 mph)
0 0.3
(about one every three years)
2
(1978, 2010)
June 2017 Individual Tropical Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Tropical Storm Beatriz May 31st – June 2nd 45 mph 1002 mb Near Puerto Angel, Mexico
Tropical Storm Calvin June 11th – 13th 40 mph 1005 mb Near Paja Blanca, Mexico
Hurricane Dora (Cat. 1) June 25th –28th 90 mph 981 mb N/A — Impacts in Guerrero, Mexico

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms for June 2017, published online July 2017, retrieved on November 22, 2017 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/201706.

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