- The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began on June 25, 2010 and ended on November 7, 2010. It was a more advanced Atlantic hurricane season, due to a enhanced La Nina event, with largest amount of named hurricanes since the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season. The season contained 12 hurricanes, two tropical depressions, and 7 tropical storms. It began with the formation of Hurricane Alex, which devastated the Yucatan Pennisula as a tropical storm, and Northern Mexico as a weak Category 2 hurricane. After Alex dissipated, at the end of July and the beggining of August, some weak systems occured. At the end of August and the start of September, the season became more active, forming 11 storms, with 6 Cape-Verde type storms. Four of those storms (Danielle, Earl, Igor, and Julia) were major hurricanes and reached Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Another storm, Karl which impacted Veracruz, Mexico was another major hurricane which was a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. After Hurricane Danielle dissipated, Earl formed, which made them back-to-back hurricanes. Shortly after the 5 major hurricanes dissipated, they were followed by a week of tropical storms and more major hurricanes. From August 26 onwards, there was not a day without a storm. The season ended with the dissipation of Hurricane Tomas in November 7, which as a Category 2 devastated some islands south of the USA with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph).
On March 16 2011, the WMO retired two names from the season, Igor and Tomas from their hurricane name lists. The names will be replaced by Ian and Tobias for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.