Named Storms from the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season (Wide Shot)

  • Released Monday, October 17, 2005
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An updated version of this visualization is available. Please see animation identification number 3354.

This visualization shows sea surface temperatures during most of the 2005 hurricane season. Overlaid are infrared cloud data, storm track data, and storm name labels. Ocean temperatures are the fuel that drive hurricanes. Notice the correspondence between the storm tracks and the sea surface temperature response; this is particulary noticeable for hurricanes Dennis, Emily, and Katrina. This versions shows a wide view of the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic Ocean.

This visualization includes all of the named storms from Arlene though Wilma; however, Vince is not within the camera's view since it was in the Portugal/Spain region. Wilma tied the record for the most named Atlantic tropical storms in recorded history; and, the list of seleced names for this season is exhausted. Other storms that have formed after Wilma, have been named after the Greek alphabet.

Animated GIF showing named Atlantic storms from 2005

Animated GIF showing named Atlantic storms from 2005


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This page was originally published on Monday, October 17, 2005.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT.


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