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1899 Atlantic hurricane season
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First storm formed June 26, 1899
Last storm dissipated November 10, 1899
Strongest storm Hurricane San Ciriaco- 130 knots (240 km/h) –
Total fatalities 3439
Total damage $575,000 (1899 USD)
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The 1899 Atlantic hurricane season was during the summer and fall of 1899. Nine storms were seen during this time, five of them were hurricane and the other four were tropical storms. Hurricane Three or the Hurricane San Ciriaco was the longest lived Atlantic hurricane. It also killed about 3433 people, making it the tenth deadliest Atlantic hurricane.


Tropical Storm One

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration June 26 – June 27
Intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Tropical Storm One was a weak tropical storm in late June. One started in the northwest corner of the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall in Texas and quickly died, the same day.

Hurricane Two

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration July 26 – August 2
Intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min),  979 mbar (hPa)

This storm was seen about 2 days before it hit Hispaniola. It later hit Florida in the Panhandle on August 1. Two died the next day. This storm killed 6 people and caused almost $600,000 in damage.

Hurricane Three

Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 3 – September 4
Intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min),  930 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Three, which was called the Hurricane San Ciriaco, was the longest lived hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane affected about six countries. This hurricane lived from August 3 to September 4, nearly a month. It killed about 3,433 people.

Hurricane Four

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration August 29 – September 8
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Hurricane Four was a category 2 hurricane that struck Haiti in early September. The hurricane caused no damage or deaths.

Hurricane Five

Category 3 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration September 3 – September 15
Intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min),  939 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Five was a category 3 hurricane that mostly stayed at sea. But before it died, it hit Newfoundland as a weak hurricane.

Tropical Storm Six

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 2 – October 8
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Six was a strong tropical storm in early October, 1899. It died not very long after making a landfall near Gainesville, Florida.

Tropical Storm Seven

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 10 – October 14
Intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Tropical Storm Seven was a weak tropical storm. It lasted during the middle of October, 1899. Seven did not affect any land.

Hurricane Eight

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
Duration October 26 – November 4
Intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

This category 2 hurricane struck Cuba and South Carolina. It was a category 1 when it struck both of those places.

Tropical Storm Nine

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration November 7 – November 10
Intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min),  Unknown

Tropical Storm Nine was the last storm in 1899. It lasted during early to mid November in 1899. This storm also struck Cuba.

Printed Media

  • Terry Tucker. Beware the Hurricane! Hamilton Press: Bermuda, 1966

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