1899 Atlantic hurricane season

hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean

The 1899 Atlantic hurricane season was during the summer and fall of 1899. Nine storms were seen during this time, five of them were hurricane and the other four were tropical storms. Hurricane Three or the Hurricane San Ciriaco was the longest lived Atlantic hurricane. It also killed about 3433 people, making it the tenth deadliest Atlantic hurricane.

1899 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 26, 1899
Last storm dissipated November 10, 1899
Strongest storm Hurricane San Ciriaco- 130 knots (240 km/h) –
9
Total fatalities 3439
Total damage $575,000 (1899 USD)
seasons
1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901

StormsEdit

Tropical Storm OneEdit

Tropical storm
  
DurationJune 26 – June 27
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Storm One was a weak tropical storm in late June. One started in the northwest corner of the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall in Texas and quickly died, the same day.

Hurricane TwoEdit

Category 2 hurricane
  
DurationJuly 26 – August 2
Peak intensity100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)

This storm was seen about 2 days before it hit Hispaniola. It later hit Florida in the Panhandle on August 1. Two died the next day. This storm killed 6 people and caused almost $600,000 in damage.

Hurricane ThreeEdit

Category 4 hurricane
  
DurationAugust 3 – September 4
Peak intensity150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Three, which was called the Hurricane San Ciriaco, was the longest lived hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane affected about six countries. This hurricane lived from August 3 to September 4, nearly a month. It killed about 3,433 people.

Hurricane FourEdit

Category 2 hurricane
  
DurationAugust 29 – September 8
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min) 

Hurricane Four was a category 2 hurricane that struck Haiti in early September. The hurricane caused no damage or deaths.

Hurricane FiveEdit

Category 3 hurricane
  
DurationSeptember 3 – September 15
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  939 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Five was a category 3 hurricane that mostly stayed at sea. But before it died, it hit Newfoundland as a weak hurricane.

Tropical Storm SixEdit

Tropical storm
  
DurationOctober 2 – October 8
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min) 

Six was a strong tropical storm in early October, 1899. It died not very long after making a landfall near Gainesville, Florida.

Tropical Storm SevenEdit

Tropical storm
  
DurationOctober 10 – October 14
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Storm Seven was a weak tropical storm. It lasted during the middle of October, 1899. Seven did not affect any land.

Hurricane EightEdit

Category 2 hurricane
  
DurationOctober 26 – November 4
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min) 

This category 2 hurricane struck Cuba and South Carolina. It was a category 1 when it struck both of those places.

Tropical Storm NineEdit

Tropical storm
  
DurationNovember 7 – November 10
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Storm Nine was the last storm in 1899. It lasted during early to mid November in 1899. This storm also struck Cuba.

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