Category 2 Hurricane (SSHS)
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Hurricane Celia as a category 1 hurricane
Formed June 8, 2011
Dissipated June 12, 2011
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
100 mph (155 km/h)
Lowest pressure 984 mbar (hPa); 29.06 inHg
Fatalities 15 (1)
Damage $11.8 billion (2011 SCS)
Areas affected San Francisco
Part of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season

Hurricane Celia was the third named storm and third hurricane of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. It was a devastating category 2 hurricane that effected nearly the entire San Francisco Bay with §11.8 billion simoleons in damage and nearly 102 deaths. Celia formed between June 8 and June 12. Celia is the only system to ever form in the San Francisco Bay; Celia formed from a warm front from Virginia that moved over San Francisco with a small land-based area of low pressure. Celia then developed and devastated San Francisco Bay.

Meteorological HistoryEdit

Hurricane Celia's Path

Celia's Path

On June 5 a line of thunderstorms that rocketed past London and developed an area of low pressure over land near the southern half of San Francisco Bay. The area of low pressure moved into the San Francisco Bay and developed into Tropical Depression Three on June 8. Tropical Depression Three intensified quickly into Tropical Storm Celia on June 9. Early on June 10 Celia became a category 1 hurricane and kept moving up San Francisco Bay; It briefly became a category 2 hurricane with maximum winds of 95 mph late on June 10. On June 11 Celia began its weakening process and weakened into a category 1 hurricane. Celia soon dissipated on June 12. Celia was a very devastating storm to the San Francisco Bay; Celia caused nearly 11.8 billion dollars in damage and caused 102 deaths. Celia also produced massive floods and even washed away many islands in the bay. Damage was widespread and devastating; it is estimated that clean-up will be completed in 2019.

Preparations and ImpactEdit

San Francisco BayEdit

Once Hurricane Celia had formed serious action had to take place; many rescue teams and other disaster helping companies had to prepare. The cities of Clark City, Aaron Beach, Terence, and Potomar all had to prepare quickly for the oncoming storm. Aaron Beach and Terence didn't have much time to prepare since Celia had basically formed right on top of them; but many actions were taking care of; like shelters, rescue missions, and medical treatment. Clark City, the largest city to get hit, was not fully prepared for the storm due to the lack of time and of how many citizens are in the city (600,000). Hurricane Celia struck the San Francisco Bay with maximum winds of 95 to 100 mph; this brought lots of flooding, heavy rain and winds in excess of hurricane force. After the storm had passed lots of damage was done to the cities of Terence, Aaron Beach, Clark City, and Potomar. Nearly §11.8 billion simoleons in damge and 102 fatalities were reported.


Due to the devastation to San Francisco Bay the name "Celia" was retired by the National Hurricane Center and replaced by "Cher" for the 2017 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season.

See alsoEdit

Tropical cyclones in the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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