Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1996

Richard J. Pasch National Hurricane Center, NWS, NOAA, Miami, Florida

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Abstract

A summary of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season is given, and the individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. This was the second active year in a row with a large number of intense hurricanes. Hurricane Fran, which hit the coast of North Carolina, was the strongest system to make landfall, and also the most destructive.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Richard J. Pasch, Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33165-2149.

Email: richard@nhc.noaa.gov

Abstract

A summary of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season is given, and the individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. This was the second active year in a row with a large number of intense hurricanes. Hurricane Fran, which hit the coast of North Carolina, was the strongest system to make landfall, and also the most destructive.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Richard J. Pasch, Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33165-2149.

Email: richard@nhc.noaa.gov

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