Hurricane Ethel (1960)

Category 3 Atlantic hurricane in 1960

Hurricane Ethel was one of two major hurricanes in the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season. The sixth known tropical cyclone, fifth named storm, and fourth hurricane of the season, Ethel was created from a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico on September 14.[1]

Hurricane Ethel
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Surface weather analysis of Hurricane Ethel on September 15
FormedSeptember 12, 1960
DissipatedSeptember 17, 1960
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure974 mbar (hPa); 28.76 inHg
Fatalities1 indirect
Damage$1.5 million (1960 USD)
Areas affectedSouthern United States
Part of the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season


  1. "55th Anniversary of Hurricane Ethel". 15 September 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2021.