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1970 Atlantic hurricane season
First storm started: May 17, 1970
Last storm ended: October 28, 1970
Strongest storm: Hurricane Celia - 945 mbar, 125 mph winds
Number of storms: 10 named storms
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Cost of damage: $453.8 million (1970 USD)
$2.6 billion (2009 USD)
People killed: 71
Closest Seasons: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

The 1970 Atlantic hurricane season was the period of time in 1970 that tropical cyclones formed in Atlantic Ocean. It officially began on June 1, 1970, and it ended on November 30, 1970. Strong storms of 1970 include Hurricane Celia, which killed 20 and caused severe damage. Also, Tropical Storm Dorothy killed 51 people, most in Martinique.


These are the names of the tropical cyclones that formed in the season:

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Storm names

These are the names set aside for 1970. Names that were not used are in gray.

  • Alma
  • Becky
  • Celia
  • Dorothy
  • Ella
  • Felice
  • Greta
  • Hallie (unused)
  • Isabel (unused)
  • Judith (unused)
  • Kendra (unused)
  • Lois (unused)
  • Marsha (unused)
  • Noreen (unused)
  • Orpha (unused)
  • Patty (unused)
  • Rena (unused)
  • Sherry (unused)
  • Thora (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilna (unused)


See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names

After this season there was one name that got retired: Celia. In 1974, the name "Carmen" was used instead.

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