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1972 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 23, 1972
Last storm dissipated November 7, 1972
Strongest storm Betty – 976 mbar (hPa) (28.83 inHg), 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total storms 7
Hurricanes 3
Total fatalities 122
Total damage $2.1 billion (1972 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

The 1972 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1, 1972 and ended on November 30, 1972. 1972 had a very inactive hurricane season with only 7 storms all were named this was one of the seasons that subtropical storms had a separate naming list. One of the only notable storms this season Hurricane Agnes which at that time it was the costliest hurricane in US history.

Storms

  • Subtropical Storm Alpha
  • Hurricane Agnes
  • Hurricane Betty
  • Tropical Storm Carrie
  • Hurricane Dawn
  • Subtropical Storm Charlie
  • Subtropical Storm Delta

Storm names

This is the list of names that were set aside for the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. Name that were not used are marked in gray

* Hurricane Agnes
  • Hurricane Betty
  • Tropical Storm Carrie
  • Hurricane Dawn
  • Edna (unused)
  • Felice (unused)
  • Gerda (unused)
  • Harriet (unused)
  • Ilene (unused)
  • Jane (unused)
  • Kara (unused)
  • Lucile (unused)
  • Mae (unused)
  • Nadine (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Polly (unused)
  • Rita (unused)
  • Sarah (unused)
  • Tina (unused)
  • Velma (unused)
  • Wendy (unused)

Unused Subtropical Storm names

  • Echo (unused)
  • Foxtrot (unused)
  • Golf (unused)
  • Hotel (unused)
  • India (unused)
  • Juliet (unused)
  • Kilo (unused)
  • Lima (unused)
  • Mike (unused)
  • November (unused)
  • Oscar (unused)
  • Papa (unused)
  • Quebec (unused)
  • Romeo (unused)
  • Sierra (unused)
  • Tango (unused)
  • Uniform (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Whiskey (unused)
  • X-Ray (unused)
  • Yankee (unused)
  • Zulu (unused)

Retirement

Agnes was retired in 1973.

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