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1953 Atlantic Season
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The 1953 Atlantic Hurricane Season was a very interesting one for many reasons. It was fairly active, with 14 storms, but only about half were named. This season was the first to use human names to name storms, straying from the method of using the WW II phonetic alphabet that had been used the past two years. Storms this year were named: Alice, Barabara, Carol, Dolly, Edna, Florence, Gail and Hazel. There were also six unnamed tropical storms. It is unclear why these storms did not recieve names, despite all of them reaching tropical storm status. The strongest storm was Carol, a Category 4 storm with a minimum pressure of 945 mbar that struck New Brunswick as a Cat 1.

Look for articles on all the individual storms sometime in late 2006.