|Category 1 Hurricane (SSHS)|
|Hurricane Abby after landfall|
|Formed||June 3, 2010|
|Dissipated||June 7, 2010|
|Highest winds|| 1-minute sustained:|
85 mph (140 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||984 mbar (hPa); 29.06 inHg|
|Damage||$640.7 million (2010 SCS)|
|Part of the 2010 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season|
Abby was the first named storm and first hurricane of the 2010 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Abby's duration was between June 3 and June 7. Abby had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and minimum pressure of 984 mbar. Abby was a very unusual storm due to forming in an area with cold water and becoming a hurricane and making landfall in Northwest; the second time that has happened in history. Abby formed from a tropical wave that formed about a month ahead of schedule for tropical formation in that area. The wave organized and became Tropical Depression One on June 3. One then became Abby the next day. Abby then strengthened into a hurricane about a few hundred miles off the coast of Northwest, triggering evacuations. Abby then made landfall as a category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds the second strongest land falling hurricane in Northwest. Abby then moved inland and dissipated due to being sheared severely and meeting mountains. Abby caused an estimated 640.7 million simoleons in damage and 4 known deaths.
On June 1, a tropical wave emerged off the nothern coast of Southwest. The waved surged north towards Northwest, and due to favorable winds and moderate ocean temperatures, the tropical wave became the first storm of the season, Tropical Depression One. One continued its path to the north, this was very unusual because most systems the form in that area turn to the east. One soon became the first named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Abby during the afternoon hours on June 4. On June 5, the system was continued to be steered north and then began to turn to the northwest, towards the coast. On June 6, Abby became the first hurricane of the season with 85 mph winds before making a landfall in Northwest. Abby made landfall as a category 1 hurricane and then continued to push inland as a tropical storm. After being inland, Abby met with the Interchange Mountain Range which weakened the system drastically. On June 7, Abby dissipated into a remnant low dumping heavy rain across the country. Abby caused around 640.7 million simoleons in damage and killed 4 people.
Preparation and ImpactEdit
Abby was the second most intense land falling hurricane in Northwest behind Hurricane Isabel in 2006. Abby made landfall near the city of Yellow Bay with 85 mph winds, the strongest winds ever recorded in that area. Abby , after landfall, then caused massive flooding to the already saturated ground in that area after a unusually wet May. A total of 17 inches of rain was reported in Yellow Bay. Abby will go down in history as the earliest land falling hurricane ever and for making landfall in Northwest. Abby caused an estimated 640.7 million simoleons in damage and 4 deaths.