|Category 3 Hurricane (SSHS)|
|Hurricane Bob at peak intensity|
|Formed||May 25, 2012|
|Dissipated||May 30, 2012|
|Highest winds|| 1-minute sustained:|
125 mph (205 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||954 mbar (hPa); 28.17 inHg|
|Damage||$6.3 billion (2012 SCS)|
|Part of the 2012 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season|
Bob was the second named storm and first hurricane and major hurricane of the 2012 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Bob's duration was between May 25 and May 30. Bob was a category 3 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and pressure at 954 mbar. Bob made a deadly landfall on the beaches of Northwest, causing massive flooding and severe wind damages. Bob caused around 6 billion simoleons in damage, and killed 10 sims.
Meteorological HistoryEditOn May 20, a broad area of low pressure developed in the extreme western portion of the Biolixi Ocean. The broad low continued to move very slowly to the east and soon gained better organization. The low then progressed in organization and became Tropical Depression Two on May 25. Early on May 26, Tropical Depression Two gained in intensity and became Tropical Storm Bob. After a slight turn to the north on May 27, Bob became the first hurricane of the season with 80 mph winds. After crossing Northwest's TCFA (Tropical Cyclone Formation Area) boundary, watches and warnings were posted and Bob became a category 2 with 100 mph winds on May 28. Bob began to move into unusually warm waters near Northwest's coast, Bob intensified into the first major hurricane of the season with 125 mph winds. On May 29, Bob made a devestating landfall around the city of Lorraine Beach with 125 mph maximum sustained winds. Bob brought significant gusts of winds and large storm surge of about 17 to 20 feet. The damage from Bob is still to be surveyed and should be totaled by early June. Bob also brought heavy tropical rain which flooded several rivers and caused evacuations which started on May 30. After making landfall, Bob quickly dissipated and became a post-tropical cyclone the evening of May 30. Bob caused around 6 billion simoleons in damage and killed 10 sims.
Preparations and ImpactEdit
Northwest was the only land that Bob directly affected, besides bring dangerous rip currents to Southwest and the Biolixi Islands. Northwest ordered optional evacuations when Bob became the first hurricane of the season, and that the National Hurricane Center had predicted a frightening path. After Bob had become a major hurricane, mandatory evacuations were ordered from Arlette Beach, through Janet, and onto Havard Beach. On May 29, Bob made landfall at its peak intensity with 125 mph winds and minimum pressure at 954 mbar. Flooding, Wind damages, and beach erosion were the three main impacts from Bob. Bob caused around 6 billion simoleons in damage, and killed 10 sims.
Due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Bob, the name "Bob" was retired by the National Hurricane Center and was replaced by "Bruce" for the 2018 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season.