Tropical Storm Arlene (2005)

Atlantic tropical storm in 2005

Tropical Storm Arlene was the first named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Arlene was a large storm that formed early in the year. It had maximum wind speeds of 70 mph (110 km/h). It also caused one death and created $11.8 million (2005 USD) in damage.

Tropical Storm Arlene
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
Tropical Storm Arlene on June 11.
FormedJune 8, 2005
DissipatedJune 13, 2005
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 70 mph (110 km/h)
Lowest pressure989 mbar (hPa); 29.21 inHg
Fatalities1 direct
Damage$11.8 million (2005 USD)
Areas affectedCuba, Florida, Alabama
Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

The storm formed near Honduras on June 8 and moved north. It came close to western Cuba on June 10 before entering the Gulf of Mexico. Arlene strengthened just below hurricane strength before making landfall on western Florida. The storm quickly weakened while moving inland, and later became an extratropical remnant on June 13.

Naming change

When Tropical Storm Arlene formed on June 8, it was the ninth time that the name has been used to name a storm in the Atlantic. This meant Arlene kept its position as the most commonly used name for Atlantic storms. But because the storm did not cause any major damages, its name was not retired by the World Meteorological Organization and will be on the list of names for the 2011 season.

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