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Hurricane Paloma

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 2008

Hurricane Paloma was the seventeenth tropical cyclone, sixteenth tropical storm, eighth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the last storm of 2008. Hurricane Paloma was the second strongest hurricane in November, only behind Hurricane Lenny in 1999. In the Cayman Islands the damage totaled to $15 million. In Cuba the damage totaled to $300 million. Also in Jamaica the damage totaled to only $100,000. Luckily, the storm caused only 1 death.

Hurricane Paloma
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Paloma 2008-11-08 at 1835 UTC.jpg
Paloma nearing Cuba after reaching peak intensity.
FormedNovember 5, 2008
DissipatedNovember 10, 2008
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
Lowest pressure944 mbar (hPa); 27.88 inHg
Fatalities1 indirect
Damage$315 million (2008 USD)
Areas affectedCayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, coastal regions of Honduras and Nicaragua, Florida Panhandle, southern Bahamas
Part of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season
Storm path

RecordsEdit

It was the fourth time a "P" name began in the Atlantic since 1950. The other storms were Tropical Storm Pablo in 1995, Tropical Storm Peter in 2003 and Hurricane Phillippe in 2005 seasons. Paloma broke a record by making the 2008 season be the first time a major hurricane formed in five different months (July-November).

Paloma was also the second strongest hurricane in November, it was behind Hurricane Lenny in 1999.

RetirementEdit

In the spring of 2009 the name Paloma was retired and replaced by Paulette in 2015. [1]

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