List of retired medicane names

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This is a page documenting all retired medicanes from 1969-present. 22 names have been retired, with the most in one season coming from 2018-19. The most recent name to be retired is Scott, which killed 12 people in Egypt and Palestine.

Retired names[edit]

1960s[edit]

Only one name was retired in the 1960s, Caecilia, which killed 600 people in Algeria.

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Caecilia September 22-27, 1969 Medicane 60 mph 1000 mbar Algeria, Tunisia, Libya 600+ Unknown

1970s[edit]

Only one name was retired in the 1970s, which was Sofia. Sofia caused at least $300 million in damages but no fatalities, causing extreme flooding in Italy.

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Sofia August 18-20, 1976 Major Medicane 80 mph 977 mbar Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy 0 > $300 million (1976 USD)

1980s[edit]

No named storms from the 1980s were retired.

1990s[edit]

After a 20-year streak of no retired names in the basin, Amada devastated the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, and Mainland Italy. Then just a month later, Cornelia formed, killing 4 people and becoming the strongest medicane on record in terms of intensity.

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Amada September 11-13, 1996 Major Medicane 80 mph 991 mbar Spain, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia 0 ~$1 billion (1996 USD)
Cornelia October 6-11, 1996 Catastrophic Medicane 105 mph 970 mbar Balearic Islands, Algeria, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Italy, Cyclades, Libya, Egypt 4 ~$75 million (1996 USD)

2000s[edit]

Three names were retired in this decade, starting with Kirsten, which was the costliest and deadliest medicane to be retired in the decade. In 2006, Querida was retired due to its affects in Italy. Then, in 2007, Ortensiano was retired due to its affects in the Balearic Islands and Spain.

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Kirsten November 13-15, 2004 Major Medicane 85 mph 990 mbar Algeria, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece 23+ $700 million (2004 USD)
Querida September 25-27, 2006 Major Medicane 85 mph 985 mbar Sicily, Italy, Greece Unknown $325 million (2006 USD)
Ortensiano October 16-19, 2007 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 998 mbar Spain, Balearic Islands 4 $5 million (2007 USD)

2010s[edit]

14 names were retired in this decade, starting with Xanthippe, which was a storm that caused 7 fatalities as it struck the Balearic Islands and Sardinia. In the 2011-12 season, Rolf and Julia were retired for their damages and deaths, and in 2013, Cleopatra became the costliest medicane on record. In 2014, Qendresa was retired for its damages in Malta, and Anton was retired for its severe damages in Sicily. Messala became one of the deadliest storms to strike Corsica in 2015, and Numa caused up to 22 fatalities in Greece in 2017. In 2018, 4 names were retired: Boron, Carlos, Federico, and Hermione, for their severe damages and/or fatalities. In 2019, Scott was retired due to its catastrophic flooding in Cairo and affects in Israel, Palestine, and Egypt.

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Xanthippe November 1-4, 2010 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 1000 mbar Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia 7 Unknown
Rolf November 4-10, 2011 Severe Medistorm 60 mph 991 mbar Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, France, Italy 12 >$1.25 billion (2011 USD)
Julia February 4-11, 2012 Major Medicane 90 mph 982 mbar France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Tunisia, Sicily, Malta, Cyclades, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel 12 $6.4 million (2012 USD)
Cleopatra November 18-20, 2013 Severe Medistorm 80 mph 992 mbar Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy >18 $4.97 billion (2013 USD)
Qendresa November 5-11, 2014 Major Medicane 80 mph 978 mbar Libya, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Crete 3 $200 million (2014 USD)
Anton March 3-7, 2015 Medicane 65 mph 997 mbar Corsica, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily 5 $100 million (2015 USD)
Messala September 30 - October 2, 2015 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 998 mbar Spain, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, France >16 $150 million (2015 USD)
Zissi February 29 - March 2, 2016 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 988 mbar Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, Greece 6 $50 million (2016 USD)
Numa November 17-20, 2017 Medicane 70 mph 995 mbar Italy, Greece 22 $100 million (2017 USD)
Boron September 20-23, 2018 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 1008 mbar Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Libya 7 Unknown
Carlos September 27-30, 2018 Major Medicane 80 mph 987 mbar Libya, Peloponessus, Cyclades, Turkey 2 Unknown
Federico October 17-18, 2018 Extratropical cyclone 35 mph 1002 mbar Tunisia, Algeria 2 $25 million (2018 USD)
Hermione November 4-5, 2018 Extratropical cyclone 40 mph 1005 mbar Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica 12 $75 million (2018 USD)
Scott October 23-26, 2019 Severe Medistorm 50 mph 1004 mbar Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Levant, Cyprus 12 Unknown

2020s[edit]

Name Dates Active Classification Winds Pressure Areas Affected Deaths Damage
Zenia January 7-9, 2020 Severe Medistorm 40 mph 1004 mbar Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia 1 (15 missing) Heavy