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This is a page documenting all retired medicanes from 1969-present. About 20 names have been retired, with the most in one season coming from 2018-19. The most recent name to be retired is Medistorm Hermione, which killed 12 people in Sicily, causing major damage throughout the island.
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.
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===1960s===
===1960s===
Only one name was retired in the 1960s, Caecilia, which killed 600 people in Algeria.
Only one name was retired in the 1960s, Caecilia, which killed 600 people in Algeria.
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===1970s===
===1970s===
Only one name was retired in the 1970s, which was Sofia. Sofia caused at least $300 million in damages but no fatalities. It caused extreme flooding in Italy.
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.
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===1990s===
===1990s===
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.
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.
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===2000s===
===2000s===
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.
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.
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===2010s===
===2010s===
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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.
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|November 1-4, 2010
|November 1-4, 2010
|Severe Medistorm
|Severe Medistorm
|40 mph
|50 mph
|1000 mbar
|1000 mbar
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia
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|Unknown
|Unknown
|-
|-
|[[Medistorm Rolf|Rolf]]
|[[Medicane Rolf|Rolf]]
|November 4-10, 2011
|November 4-10, 2011
|Severe Medistorm
|Severe Medistorm
|50 mph
|60 mph
|991 mbar
|991 mbar
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, France, Italy
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, France, Italy
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|[[Medicane Julia|Julia]]
|[[Medicane Julia|Julia]]
|February 4-11, 2012
|February 4-11, 2012
|Medicane
|Major Medicane
|60 mph
|90 mph
|982 mbar
|982 mbar
|France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Tunisia, Sicily, Malta, Cyclades, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel
|France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Tunisia, Sicily, Malta, Cyclades, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel
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|$6.4 million (2012 USD)
|$6.4 million (2012 USD)
|-
|-
|[[Medistorm Cleopatra|Cleopatra]]
|[[Medicane Cleopatra|Cleopatra]]
|November 18-20, 2013
|November 18-20, 2013
|Severe Medistorm
|Severe Medistorm
|40 mph
|80 mph
|1005 mbar
|992 mbar
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy
|Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy
|>18
|>18
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|Libya, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Crete
|Libya, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Crete
|3
|3
|$250 million (2014 USD)
|$200 million (2014 USD)
|-
|[[Medicane Anton|Anton]]
|March 3-7, 2015
|Medicane
|65 mph
|997 mbar
|Corsica, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily
|5
|$100 million (2015 USD)
|-
|-
|[[Medistorm Messala|Messala]]
|[[Medicane Messala|Messala]]
|September 30 - October 2, 2015
|September 30 - October 2, 2015
|Severe Medistorm
|Severe Medistorm
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|[[Medicane Zissi|Zissi]]
|[[Medicane Zissi|Zissi]]
|February 29 - March 2, 2016
|February 29 - March 2, 2016
|Major Medicane
|Severe Medistorm
|80 mph
|50 mph
|988 mbar
|988 mbar
|Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, Greece
|Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, Greece
|6
|6
|$50 million (2016 USD)
|$50 million (2016 USD)
|-
|[[Medicane Trixie|Trixie]]
|October 27 - November 3, 2016
|Major Medicane
|75 mph
|1005 mbar
|Italy, Sicily, Malta, Greece, Cyclades
|None
|Unknown
|-
|-
|[[Medicane Numa|Numa]]
|[[Medicane Numa|Numa]]
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|Severe Medistorm
|Severe Medistorm
|50 mph
|50 mph
|998 mbar
|1008 mbar
|Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Libya
|Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Libya
|7
|7
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|[[Medistorm Federico|Federico]]
|[[Medistorm Federico|Federico]]
|October 17-18, 2018
|October 17-18, 2018
|Severe Medistorm
|Extratropical cyclone
|45 mph
|35 mph
|1002 mbar
|1002 mbar
|Tunisia, Algeria
|Tunisia, Algeria
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|-
|[[Medistorm Hermione|Hermione]]
|[[Medistorm Hermione|Hermione]]
|October 17-18, 2018
|November 4-5, 2018
|Severe Medistorm
|Extratropical cyclone
|40 mph
|40 mph
|1005 mbar
|1005 mbar
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|12
|12
|$75 million (2018 USD)
|$75 million (2018 USD)
|-
|[[Medistorm Scott|Scott]]
|October 23-26, 2019
|Severe Medistorm
|50 mph
|1004 mbar
|Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Levant, Cyprus
|12
|Unknown
|-
|-
|}
|}
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===2020s===
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!Dates Active
!Classification
!Winds
!Pressure
!Areas Affected
!Deaths
!Damage
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|[[Medistorm Zenia|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
|-
|}

Latest revision as of 16:54, 17 April 2020

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

1960s

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

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

No named storms from the 1980s were retired.

1990s

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

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

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

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