1899 San Ciriaco hurricane

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 1899

The 1899 San Ciriaco hurricane was the longest hurricane in the Atlantic on record and second longest recorded anywhere in the world. This storm packed winds of 150 mph. It caused serious destruction in the Caribbean and North Carolina. The storm took more than 3,400 lives. This hurricane happened in August 1899.

San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Surface Weather Analysis of Hurricane San Ciriaco on August 13, 1899.
FormedAugust 3, 1899
DissipatedSeptember 12, 1899
(Extratropical after September 4, 1899)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
Fatalities3433 direct
Damage$20 million (1899 USD)
Areas affectedLeeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Bahamas, East Coast of the United States (Landfall in North Carolina), Atlantic Canada, Azores
Part of the 1899 Atlantic hurricane season