- No effects on Anna Maria Island besides some temporary beach erosion by Debby.
- 2 storms (Alberto, Beryl) formed prior to official season start June 1
- Earliest “D” named storm ever recorded
- No “major hurricanes” (Cat 3 or higher) made US landfall
- 4 storms made US landfalls (Beryl, Debby, Isaac, Sandy)
- Largest storm area of 900 miles across ever recorded (Sandy)
- Hurricane Sandy (Cat 2) caused major wind damage and flooding to NJ and NY shorelines with peak surge coinciding with high tide.
|Atlantic Hurricane Season||June 2012 forecast||2012 Actual|
|Named storms (>35mph)||13||19|
|Major hurricanes (>111mph)||2||1|
|US landfall likelihood||48%||21%|
|Gulf Coast landfall||28%||5%|
Beryl – Tropical Storm, 65mph wind, May 26-30, landfall Jacksonville Beach Florida, heavy rain in Cuba, Bahamas, South Florida
Debby – Tropical Storm, 60mph wind, June 23-26, landfall Steinhatchee Florida, heavy rain in north Florida with west coast beach erosion
Isaac – Hurricane Cat 1, 80mph wind, Aug 21-Sep 1, landfall Hispanola; Cuba; Mississippi River; Fort Fourchon Louisiana, 11′ storm surge, large storm area, 45 killed
Sandy – Hurricane Cat 2, 110mph wind, Oct 22-31, landfall Jamaica; Bahamas; Atlantic City New Jersey, 13′ surge, 253 fatalities.