Tropical Storm Alberto (1988)

Atlantic tropical storm in 1988

Tropical Storm Alberto (also known as Hurricane Alberto) became a tropical storm farther north than any other Atlantic tropical cyclone.[1][2][3] It was the first tropical storm of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season. It started from a region of low pressure off of the coast of South Carolina on August 5.

Tropical Storm Alberto
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
Tropical Storm Alberto shortly after becoming a tropical storm.
FormedAugust 5, 1988
DissipatedAugust 8, 1988
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Lowest pressure1002 mbar (hPa); 29.59 inHg
Areas affectedMaine, Atlantic Canada
Part of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

It quickly moved northeast. It became a tropical storm on August 7. It was about 60 miles (95 km) east of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket.

Tropical Storm Alberto continued to move quickly, and struck the western area of Nova Scotia late on August 7. It lost its status as a tropical storm the next day when it reached north of Newfoundland. Alberto produced light rain and wind across its path. No damage came from it.

References change

  1. "Tropical Cyclone Climatology". Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  2. "Annual summaries: Atlantic hurricane season of 1988" (PDF). Monthly Weather Review. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. "Cuba - Heavy Rains Jun 1988 UNDRO Information Report No. 1 - Cuba". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2020-09-05.

Tropical cyclones of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5