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1977 Atlantic hurricane season
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Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed August 29, 1977
Last system dissipated October 19, 1977
Strongest storm
Name Anita
 • Maximum winds 175 mph (280 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 926 mbar (hPa; 27.35 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms 6
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
Total fatalities 10
Total damage $10 million (1977 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

The 1977 Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1, 1977 and ended on November 30, 1977. Sometimes storms form outside these dates but that did not happen in 1977. The first storm formed on August 29, a very late start. This season was inactive, with only six storm forming. The only memorable storm is Hurricane Anita, because of its strength.


  • Hurricane Anita
  • Hurricane Babe
  • Hurricane Clara
  • Hurricane Dorothy
  • Hurricane Evelyn
  • Tropical Storm Frieda

Storm names

The names below were used for named storms (tropical storms and hurricanes) that formed in the 1977 Atlantic hurricane season. In this season the names Anita, Babe, Clara and Evelyn for the first time. Names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Anita
  • Babe
  • Clara
  • Dorothy
  • Evelyn
  • Frieda
  • Grace (unused)
  • Hannah (unused)
  • Ida (unused)
  • Jodie (unused)
  • Kristina (unused)
  • Lois (unused)
  • Mary (unused)
  • Nora (unused)
  • Odel (unused)
  • Penny (unused)
  • Raquel (unused)
  • Sophia (unused)
  • Trudy (unused)
  • Virginia (unused)
  • Willene (unused)


The name Anita was retired in spring of 1980. Because the list changed in 1979 due to adding male names, Anita wasn't replaced with a particular name.

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