Tropical Storm Helene

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The name Helene has been used for six tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Hurricane Helene (1958) – a powerful storm that grazed Cape Hatteras causing $11 million in damage.
  • Hurricane Helene (1988) – a Category 4 hurricane that stayed in the open sea, never threatening land.
  • Tropical Storm Helene (2000) – entered the Caribbean Sea, made landfall at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, exited at the North Carolina coast and regained tropical storm strength heading northeast.
  • Hurricane Helene (2006) – a Category 3 hurricane that stayed in the open ocean, never threatening land.
  • Tropical Storm Helene (2012) – a tropical storm that affected Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico.
  • Hurricane Helene (2018) – a Category 2 hurricane that formed between Cape Verde and West Africa, becoming one of the easternmost hurricanes to form in the satellite era on record.

The name Helene was also used for one tropical cyclone in the Western Pacific:

The name Helene was also used for one tropical cyclone in the Southwest Indian Ocean:

The name should not be confused with Helena, which was used for a tropical storm during the 1963 Atlantic hurricane season, or Typhoon Helen (1972), which was used for a typhoon during the 1972 Pacific typhoon season.

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