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1985 Atlantic hurricane season
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Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed July 15, 1985
Last system dissipated December 9, 1985
Strongest storm
Name Gloria
 • Maximum winds 145 mph (230 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 919 mbar (hPa; 27.14 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions 13
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
3
Total fatalities 232 direct, 9 indirect
Total damage $4.5 billion (1985 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

The 1985 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1985 and ended on November 30, 1985. However storms can form outside these dates for example, Tropical Depression Thirteen formed on December 7. As far as activity goes this was average. This season featured four powerful hurricanes, they include Hurricane Elena, Hurricane Gloria, Hurricane Juan and Hurricane Kate.

Storms

  • Tropical Storm Ana
  • Hurricane Bob
  • Hurricane Claudette
  • Hurricane Danny
  • Hurricane Elena
  • Tropical Depression Six
  • Tropical Storm Fabian
  • Hurricane Gloria
  • Tropical Storm Henri
  • Tropical Storm Isabel
  • Hurricane Juan
  • Hurricane Kate
  • Tropical Depression Thirteen

Unused names

  • Larry (unused)
  • Mindy (unused)
  • Nicholas (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Peter (unused)
  • Rose (unused)
  • Sam (unused)
  • Teresa (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Wanda (unused)

Retirement

In the spring of 1986 the names Elena and Gloria were retired and replaced by Erika and Grace in 1991.

Tropical cyclones of the 1986 Atlantic hurricane season

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

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