The 2016 United States storm season was an active season that produced 64 storms. The season ran from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
|2016 United States storm season|
|Storms on July 11.|
|First||Storms : 64|
|Second||Lowest Pressure : Nun - 938 mbar|
|Third||Highest precipitation : Sigma - 5 ft.~|
|Fourth||Major storms : 17|
Bold names have been used, normal names are active, and italicized names are not used yet. Names were made by the Weather Center of Buddhaland (WCB). On July 12, 2016, the Weather Center of Buddhaland stated that this naming list will be used again in 2018.
This is the Greek naming list. It is only used when the main naming list is exhausted. Bold names have been used, normal names are active, and italicized names are not used yet.
This is the Hebrew naming list. It is only used when the main naming list and the Greek list are exhausted. Bold names have been used, normal names are active, and italicized names are not used yet.
Rainstorm Alex Edit
On June 13, a system from Washington moved through Buddhaland. The system was designated the name Alex on June 14. Alex brought torrential downpours of rain, causing major flooding in Turtle Bend, where 10" of rain was measured.
Rainstorm Betty Edit
Main article: 2016 West Virginia flood
Rainstorm Betty formed on late June 21, producing little rain through Spa Springs and Turtle Bend. Betty caused severe thunderstorms to form in Illinois, Kentucky, and Virginia. Betty peaked as a Category 2 rainstorm. Hail was reported in Virginia. Several wind reports were filtered in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. Betty brought its highest gust in Russiaville, Indiana, where 100 mph winds were recorded. Betty dissipated on June 24. 26 people were killed in floods in West Virginia. The name Betty was later retired on August 4.
Rainstorm Clarence Edit
Rainstorm Clarence formed on June 27 in Missouri. Clarence dissipated on June 28.
Rainstorm Dory Edit
Rainstorm Dory formed on June 30 in Kansas. The storm caused some flooding in Missouri on July 2. Dory, being a slow-moving system, was expected to cause more flooding in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia between July 2-5. This storm postponed many 4th of July events across the Midwest.
Derecho Earl Edit
Rainstorm Felicia Edit
Rainstorm Felicia formed on July 6 in Kansas. Rainstorm Felicia was a Category 1 rainstorm that had a peak pressure of 1010 millibars. Felicia dissipated on July 7.
Rainstorm Gavin Edit
Rainstorm Gavin formed on July 7. Gavin caused visitors at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari to be evacuated to shelters, as well as the employees. Gavin also caused flooding in Kentucky and Tennessee. Rainstorm Gavin dissipated on July 9.
Rainstorm Hannah Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Hannah (2016)
Rainstorm Hannah formed on July 10 in Montana. Hannah measured a record of 1,100.72 miles vertically, and an astonishing record of 542.25 miles across. Hannah was also one of the northernmost systems ever recorded in the basin. On July 12, Hannah's pressure dropped to 1006 mbar, the lowest that the season saw until Rainstorm Martin. Hannah dissipated on July 12. The name Hannah was later retired on August 4.
Snowstorm-Rainstorm Isaac Edit
Snowstorm Isaac formed on July 11 in the Northern Rockies. Isaac dumped a blanket of snow in Idaho and Montana. Snow was also reported falling in Jackson, Wyoming. The snow was caused by cold air rushing into the northern Rockies from a trough of low pressure aloft moving across the region. The temperature in Missoula, Montana was 21°F (-6°C). Along with the snow, freezing rain fell, and so did rain itself. Isaac is currently active over the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Isaac transitioned into a rainstorm afterwards. Isaac soon was absorbed into Rainstorm Hannah on July 12.
Rainstorm Jenny Edit
Rainstorm Jenny formed on July 11 in Lake Michigan. The storm brought heavy rain to Michigan. As Jenny moved over Michigan, Jenny began to significantly weaken. Jenny was absorbed into the enormous span of Rainstorm Hannah later on July 11.
Rainstorm Kevin Edit
Rainstorm Kevin formed overnight on July 11 over Missouri. Kevin intentionally "blew-up" in size and in intensity. The pressure at the center was 1008 millibars. Kevin lost much of its strength and was considered "dead". Kevin dissipated on July 12.
Rainstorm Leah Edit
Rainstorm Leah formed on July 12 over Illinois and Kentucky. Storms expanded to Indiana also. At least 5" of rain fell in Northwestern Kentucky. Leah had a peak pressure of 1014 millibars. Leah dissipated on July 13.
Rainstorm-Derecho Martin Edit
Rainstorm Martin formed on July 13 over Colorado. Martin dumped at least a foot of rain near Wray, Colorado, and caused rain showers and thunderstorms over Kansas. Martin had a pressure of 1005 millibars, the lowest of the season until Hurricane Darby made landfall and was monitored by the Weather Center of Buddhaland. According to The Weather Channel, Rainstorm Martin had transitioned into a derecho and produced wind gusts as high as 80 mph. The name Martin was later retired on August 4.
Derecho Natalie Edit
Derecho Natalie formed on July 14 over Oklahoma. Derecho Natalie had a pressure of 1012 millibars.
Rainstorm Olaf Edit
Rainstorm Olaf formed on July 14 over Kansas, taking a similar path to Rainstorm Martin. Rainstorm Olaf had a pressure of 1013 millibars. Olaf stalled over Oklahoma, producing at least 6" of rain. In Texas, Olaf's outer bands dropped 10" of rain, allowing the storm to be upgraded to a Category 2 rainstorm. A study on Olaf's precipitation allowed it to become the first major rainstorm of the season, as rainfall totals exceeded 15". Olaf began to rapidly weaken after the 11:00 a.m. advisory on July 15.
Rainstorm Patti Edit
Rainstorm Patti formed on July 15 in South Dakota, where Patti dumped 4" of rain. Patti had a peak pressure of 1018 millibars. A study of the past 24-hour precipitation allowed Patti to be upgraded to a Category 1 rainstorm. Patti dissipated on July 16.
Rainstorm Ron Edit
Rainstorm Ron formed on July 16. Ron formed a squall line that traveled across the country. Ron also dropped more than 10" of rain in some areas. Ron also produced wind gusts as high as 50 mph. Ron had a peak pressure of 1008 millibars. Ron dissipated on July 18.
Rainstorm Susan Edit
Rainstorm Susan formed on July 17 in Colorado. Susan produced numerous severe thunderstorms and even tornado warnings. Susan became a major rainstorm after soaking Iowa with 15" of rain. Susan later became the first Category 5 rainstorm since records began, dropping at least 25.4" of rain in Illinois. Susan later went on to drop 5" of rain in Indiana and later dropped 3" of rain in Ohio. Susan had a peak pressure of 1018 millibars. Susan, however, was later found to have only peaked at Category 4 rainstorm strength. Susan caused major destruction near the Boston area. Susan dissipated on July 18. The name Susan was later retired on August 4.
Rainstorm Tyler Edit
Rainstorm Tyler formed on July 17 in North Dakota, where Tyler dropped at least 2.5" of rain. Tyler later went on to drop at least 20" of rain in Iowa. Tyler even caused flash flood warnings to be put out in Page, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adams, Union, Ringgold, and Taylor counties in Iowa. Tyler had a peak pressure of 1020 millibars. Tyler soon followed Susan to become the second Category 5 rainstorm in the basin, however, Susan was later found to only have peaked at Category 4 rainstorm strength. Tyler dissipated on July 19.
Rainstorm Vanessa Edit
Rainstorm Vanessa formed on July 19 over Colorado. Vanessa dropped at least 15" of rain not far from Ames, Iowa, which was already previously battered by Rainstorm Tyler. Vanessa dropped several inches of rain in Des Moines, causing traffic issues and roadway problems. Vanessa had a peak pressure of 1019 millibars. Vanessa dissipated on July 21 in Ohio.
Rainstorm Warren Edit
Rainstorm Warren formed on July 21. Warren brought rain overnight in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. Warren was classified as a weak storm by the Weather Center of Buddhaland (WCB). However, the system was upgraded in a post-analysis study.
Rainstorm Alpha Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Alpha
Rainstorm Alpha formed from an extra-tropical cyclone that moved onto the coast of Washington. Alpha was named on July 22 after being found on satellite and radar. Alpha dropped at least 5" of rain not far from the city of Tacoma. Alpha holds the record for being the first Greek-named storm on record.
Rainstorm Beta Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Beta
Rainstorm Beta formed on July 22 over Montana. Beta exploded overnight between July 22-23. Beta dumped 10" of rain in Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Beta had a peak pressure of 1007 millibars. Beta managed to hold on another day as it crossed Lake Michigan. Beta also managed to be upgraded to a Category 4 rainstorm, the third rainstorm to become one since records began. Beta dissipated on July 25. Beta brought major damage to the NYC metro, and Beta also flooded a subway station in New York City. Beta brought wind gusts as high as 75 mph as it moved through, damaging homes and downing trees.
Rainstorm Gamma Edit
Rainstorm Gamma formed from a low pressure area in the Gulf of California. Gamma rapidly weakened on July 24 right before reaching Arizona. Gamma managed to intensify again on July 25, before dissipating the same day. Gamma managed to regenerate into a rainstorm on July 25.
Rainstorm Delta Edit
Rainstorm Epsilon Edit
Rainstorm Epsilon formed on July 24 in Iowa, affecting areas that were severely affected by Rainstorm Tyler. Epsilon dissipated on July 25.
Rainstorm Zeta Edit
Rainstorm Zeta formed on July 24 in Arizona and New Mexico. Zeta was made up of scattered, slow-moving showers and thunderstorms, which produced 4" of rain. Zeta had a peak pressure of 1014 millibars. Zeta dissipated on July 27.
Hurricane Darby Edit
Rainstorm Eta Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Eta
Rainstorm Eta formed in Alaska on July 24. Eta was considered a Category 1 rainstorm by the Weather Center of Buddhaland. Eta had a peak pressure of 1002 millibars. On July 28, Eta tied Rainstorm Dory for being the longest lasting storm on record. Eta dissipated on July 29, becoming the longest lasting storm of the season.
Rainstorm Theta Edit
With the help of Delta's remnants, Rainstorm Theta formed on July 25. With an upgrade to C4 rainstorm status on July 27, Theta became the fourth rainstorm to exceed Category 3 rainstorm strength. A portion of Theta's large span scurried into the Midwest, causing major flooding in the Cincinnati area and dropping over 8" of rain throughout parts of Indiana. In Maryland, two people died from flooding and 25 buildings were damaged.
Rainstorm Iota Edit
Rainstorm Iota formed on July 27. Rainstorm Iota dissipated later on the same day.
Rainstorm Kappa Edit
Rainstorm Kappa formed on July 28 in Idaho. The storm moved towards the southeast into Oklahoma, causing 8" of rain in some areas. Kappa had a peak pressure of 1009 millibars. Kappa dissipated on July 31.
Rainstorm Lambda Edit
Rainstorm Mu Edit
Rainstorm Mu formed over the Great Plains on July 31. Mu had an estimated pressure of 1007 millibars.
Rainstorm Nu Edit
Rainstorm Nu formed on August 1 over the Southeast, having an estimated peak pressure of 1003 millibars.
Rainstorm Xi Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Xi
Rainstorm Xi formed on August 1 over the Great Plains. Xi dropped 15" of rain in Missouri. Xi had an estimated peak pressure of 1011 millibars. Xi became the second Category 5 rainstorm of the season after dropping 25" of rain in Iowa. Xi was also one of the worst storms for Missouri and Iowa.
Rainstorm Omicron Edit
Rainstorm Omicron formed on August 2. Omicron had a peak pressure of 1018 millibars.
Rainstorm-Derecho Pi Edit
Rainstorm Pi formed in North Dakota on August 3, however, the Weather Center of Buddhaland did not recognize the storm until August 4. Pi had a peak pressure of 1004 millibars. Pi transitioned into a derecho later that day.
Rainstorm Rho Edit
Rainstorm Rho formed on August 4 in the Southwest. Rho had a peak pressure of 1010 millibars. Rho was quickly absorbed by Rainstorm Pi, which became one of the largest systems on record.
Rainstorm Sigma Edit
Main article: Rainstorm Sigma
Rainstorm Sigma formed from moisture of Hurricane Earl on August 4. Sigma dropped at least 15 inches of rain in Florida. Sigma became the 11th major rainstorm of the season. Sigma later strengthened into a Category 4 rainstorm as it remained stationary over Florida. Sigma later became a Category 5 rainstorm after pouring 35" in Florida on August 7. During Sigma's early life, Sigma was monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm was given a 20% chance of tropical cyclone formation before being removed from the Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO). Sigma later went on to flood places in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Sigma later reappeared on the Tropical Weather Outlook but was soon removed again the next day. The storm completely wiped out roads in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. Sigma surpassed Rainstorm Betty as the costliest rainstorm on record, with damage totals reaching $10-15 billion. Sigma finally dissipated on August 16, setting a record of being the longest lasting rainstorm at 12 days.
Rainstorm Tau Edit
Rainstorm Tau formed from the remnants of Rainstorm Rho on August 5. Tau had a peak pressure of 1009 millibars.
Rainstorm Upsilon Edit
Rainstorm Phi Edit
Rainstorm Chi Edit
Rainstorm Psi Edit
Rainstorm Omega Edit
Rainstorm Omega formed on August 10 in New England. Omega dropped a maximum of 3" in some areas.
Rainstorm Alef Edit
Rainstorm Bet Edit
Rainstorm Bet formed on August 14 over Florida.
Rainstorm Gimel Edit
Rainstorm Gimel formed on August 15.
Rainstorm Dalet Edit
Rainstorm He Edit
Derecho Vav Edit
Derecho Vav formed on August 17 in Michigan.
Rainstorm Zayin Edit
Rainstorm Zayin formed on August 23 over Colorado.
Rainstorm Het Edit
Rainstorm Het formed on August 27 over Louisiana.
Rainstorm Tet Edit
Rainstorm Tet formed on August 28. Tet was monitored by the National Hurricane Center as Tropical Depression Eight.
Rainstorm Yod Edit
Rainstorm Yod formed on August 29 near Texas.
Rainstorm Kaf Edit
Rainstorm Kaf formed on August 30 near the Florida Keys. The storm was monitored by the National Hurricane Center as Hurricane Hermine.
Rainstorm Lamed Edit
Rainstorm Lamed formed on September 15 in Missouri.
Rainstorm Mem Edit
Rainstorm Mem formed on September 16 near the Louisiana coast.
Rainstorm Nun Edit
Rainstorm Nun formed on October 6. Rainstorm Nun is more commonly known as Hurricane Matthew.
Rainstorm Samekh Edit
Rainstorm Samekh formed on October 8 in Texas.
Rainstorm Ayin Edit
Snowstorm Pe Edit
Rainstorm Tsadi Edit
Rainstorm Tsadi formed on October 30 over Colorado.
Main article: List of retired U.S. storm names
On August 4, 2016, the Weather Center of Buddhaland announced the preliminary retired names. The names were Betty, Hannah, Martin, and Susan. The replacement names were announced on October 31, 2016. The chosen replacements were Barbara, Hope, Michael, and Stephanie for 2018. On August 30, 2016, the Weather Center of Buddhaland announced that they would permanently remove the name Sigma from the list.
- ↑ http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/160622_rpts.html
- ↑ https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/heavy-rain-flooding-plains-west-virginia-4th-of-july-weekend
- ↑ https://weather.com/forecast/regional/news/summer-snow-cold-montana-photos
- ↑ http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.8525&lon=-95.5358#.V4TnOdKU3cs