1989 Atlantic hurricane season facts for kids
|Season summary map|
|First storm formed||June 24, 1989|
|Last storm dissipated||December 4, 1989|
|Strongest storm||Hugo – 918 mbar (hPa) (27.12 inHg), 160 mph (260 km/h)|
|Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+)||2|
|Total damage||$10.739 billion (1989 USD)|
|Atlantic hurricane seasons
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
The 1989 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1989, and lasted until November 30, 1989. However storms can form outside these dates. For example, Tropical Storm Karen lasted until December 4. This season had average activity with 15 depressions, 3 became a tropical storm, 5 became a hurricane, and 2 became a major hurricane.
This was a damaging season because this season featured the powerful Hurricane Hugo.
- Tropical Depression One
- Tropical Storm Allison
- Tropical Storm Barry
- Hurricane Chantal
- Hurricane Dean
- Tropical Depression Six
- Hurricane Erin
- Hurricane Felix
- Tropical Depression Nine
- Hurricane Gabrielle
- Hurricane Hugo
- Tropical Storm Iris
- Tropical Depression Thirteen
- Hurricane Jerry
- Tropical Storm Karen
In the spring of 1990, Hugo had its name replaced by Humberto in 1995.
1989 Atlantic hurricane season Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.