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Tropical Storms and Hurricanes of 2016 (Photos)

Hurricane Hermine

Hurricane Hermine 2016

(Image credit: Naval Research Laboratory Monterrey, NASA)

For the first time since 2005, on Sept. 2, 2016, a hurricane made landfall in Florida. Hurricane Hermine caused millions of dollars of damage to the Sunshine State.

Tropical Storm Ian

Tropical Storm Ian 2016

(Image credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response, captured on Aqua satellite)

Beginning its journey on Sept. 5, growing over the next week into tropical storm off the western coast of Africa. The system morphed into an extratropical cyclone soon after.

Tropical Storm Julia

Tropical Storm Julia 2016

(Image credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response, captured on Aqua satellite)

Florida received warnings for Tropical Storm Julia on Sept. 14. This system was the first Atlantic tropical cyclone to form over land since 1988, when Tropical Storm Beryl formed over Louisiana.

Tropical Storm Karl

Tropical Storm Karl 2016

(Image credit: United States Naval Research Laboratory)

Sept. 21, 2016, Tropical Depression Karl is off the Leeward Islands moving west at about 14 mph.

Tropical Storm Lisa

Tropical Storm Lisa 2016

(Image credit: United States Naval Research Laboratory)

From Sept. 14, 2016 to Sept. 19, a weather system over the East Atlantic developed into a tropical depression. As of Sept. 21, the storm's winds reach up to 125 miles from the center of the tempest.

Mighty Matthew

(Image credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project)

NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this image of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 2, at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC). The image shows Matthew's distinct eye as the storm moved through the Caribbean Sea. The storm is the first to reach a Category 5 strength since Hurricane Felix in 2007, according to NASA. On Oct. 1, the hurricane's winds exceeded 157 mph (252 km/h); it was downgraded to a Category 4 on Oct. 3. (Read more about how Hurricane Matthew got so strong.)