The 1993 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1993, and lasted until November 30, 1993. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.

The 1993 season was an inactive season, with only 8 named storms forming throughout the season. There were a total of 4 hurricanes and only 1 major hurricane during this season. This lack of activity can be attributed to an El Niño event that lasted from 1991 through early 1995. Notable storms of the season include Tropical Storm Arlene, which killed 20 people in El Salvador when it was a tropical wave. Tropical Storm Bret caused 184 deaths due to flooding it produced in Venezuela and other countries. Hurricane Emily was the only major hurricane of the season, reaching Category 3 status as it passed just offshore the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a major hurricane. Hurricane Gert killed 76 people as it crossed Central America and Mexico. Gert also caused extensive damage across its path.

List of Storms

List of Storm Names

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Dennis
  • Emily
  • Floyd
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irene
  • Jose
  • Katrina
  • Lenny
  • Maria
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rita
  • Stan
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Wilma

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

The list below shows the ACE for each storm in the season. The ACE is, broadly speaking, a measure of the power of the hurricane multiplied by the length of time it existed for, so hurricanes that lasted a long time, as well as particularly strong hurricanes, have higher ACEs.

  • Arlene - 0.49000
  • Bret - 3.92000
  • Cindy - 1.14000
  • Dennis - 2.14250
  • Emily - 22.10250
  • Floyd - 3.14500
  • Gert - 3.76750
  • Harvey - 1.95750

Retired Names

No names were retired from the 1993 season during the Spring of 1994 by the World Meteorological Organization.

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