A low pressure area of non-tropical origins developed into Subtropical Storm Ana at 00:00 UTC on May 8, while situated about 175 miles (280 km) southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They will be replaced with Elsa and Julian, respectively, for the 2021 season. Fred was one of the easternmost tropical storms recorded and made landfall in Cape Verde as a Category 1 hurricane, becoming the first hurricane to strike that country since 1892. casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track (six-hourly About six hours later, the depression intensified into a tropical storm. The most intense storm of the season was Joaquin, which peaked as a strong Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), just short of Category 5 on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale. In Lenoir County, local firefighters rescued several stranded individuals by boat when rising floodwaters isolated about 10 residences. Joaquin was the most intense satellite era tropical cyclone of non-tropical origins. Claudette reached its peak intensity around 18:00 UTC with winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) and a pressure of 1003 mbar (hPa; 29.62 inHg). After a rapid increase in convection and the circulation becoming more well-defined on satellite imagery, a tropical depression about 115 mi (190 km) southeast of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas around 18:00 UTC on November 8. Danny, the season's first major hurricane, formed on August 16, followed by Erika on August 24, and Fred on August 30. The storm resulted in two deaths in Honduras, two in Guatemala, one in Mexico, and three deaths in the United States. Passing south of Cape Verde, its interaction with a convectively-coupled kelvin wave resulted in increased convection and the formation of an area of low pressure. [21], The National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring disorganized convection across the northwestern Caribbean Sea in association with an upper-level trough on June 12. The month of June featured one tropical cyclone, Bill, which formed on June 16. The remnants were soon absorbed by a frontal system. 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[35], Foggy and wet conditions associated with Claudette forced flight cancellations and travel delays across portions of eastern Newfoundland. However, the storm soon began weakening after moving away from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and increasing wind shear also contributed to the deterioration of Ana. [73] Joaquin also posed a threat to parts of the East Coast of the United States. Steered generally westward, the cyclone initially struggled to intensify quickly in the midst of abundant Saharan Air Layer, but it managed to attain hurricane intensity around 12:00 UTC on August 20. 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Unfavorable conditions in the Caribbean Sea prevented Erika from strengthening beyond 50 mph (85 km/h). By September 6, Fred's circulation pattern had diminished considerably and the cyclone degenerated into a trough several hours later while located about 1,210 mi (1,950 km) southwest of the Azores. [18] • Early May - Rainfall reached 3.17 in (81 mm) in Hollywood from Tropical Storm Ana developing east of the state. [55] Gale-force winds battered much of the Barlavento region through August 31, downing numerous trees and utility poles. A brief overview of the hurricane season is available in the 2015 Atlantic Annual Summary (PDF). Late on August 28, the storm degenerated into a low pressure area just south of the eastern tip of Hispaniola. The next day, Fred further grew to a Category 1 hurricane and several hours later peaked with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 986 mbar (29.1 inHg) while approaching Cape Verde. It was the third consecutive year to feature below-average tropical cyclone activity, with eleven named storms. [17] Joaquin then rapidly deepened, becoming a Category 4 hurricane late on October 1. Six hours later, Ana transitioned into a fully tropical system. July 2015 Tropical Cyclone Counts; Storm Type July 2015 July 1981-2010 Average Record Most for July Period of Record: 1949-2015; Tropical Storm (Winds >39 mph) 7: 3.6: 7 (1985, 2015) Hurricane (Winds >74 mph) 2: 1.9: 4 (1971, 1982, 1990, 1992, 2008) Major Hurricane (Winds >111 mph) 1: 1 (about one every three years) 3 (1978, 1985, 1992) [7] On April 13, North Carolina State University (NCSU) released its forecast, predicting a near record-low season with just 4 to 6 named storms, 1 to 3 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane. It affected the states of Idaho, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. 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