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1870 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed July 30, 1870
Last storm dissipated November 3, 1870
Strongest storm Hurricane Four – – 948 mbar (hPa) (28.01 inHg), 125 mph (205 km/h)
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872

Storms

Hurricane One

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration July 30 – July 30
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This hurricane was a "short lived" hurricane it's probably the only hurricane to last less than a day other than Hurricane Seven.

Hurricane Two

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 30 – September 4
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Tropical Storm Three

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration September 1 – September 4
Intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Four

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration September 9 – September 13
Intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min),  948 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Five

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration September 17 – September 20
Intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min),  969 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Six

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 5 – October 14
Intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min),  959 mbar (hPa)

On October 5, a tropical storm formed south of Haiti. It moved west-northwest, becoming a hurricane south of Cuba on the 6th. The hurricane strengthened fast to its top winds of 115 mph before hitting Matanzas, Cuba on the 7th. After crossing the island, it moved slowly over the Florida Keys, causing 1200 more deaths there. It moved out to sea, last being seen on the 14th. The hurricane, known as the Hurricane of San Marcos or the Straits of Florida Hurricane, caused lots of flooding in Cuba and south Florida, resulting in 2000 deaths.

Hurricane Seven

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 7 – October 7
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Eight

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 10 – October 11
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Nine

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 19 – October 22
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

On October 19 a Category 2 hurricane hit western Cuba. It crossed Florida, and caused 52 deaths. This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Ten

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 23 – October 23
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Eleven

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 30 – November 3
Intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This was another "short lived" storm.

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