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1990 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed July 22, 1990
Last storm dissipated October 21, 1990
Strongest storm Gustav – 956 mbar (hPa) (28.24 inHg), 120 mph (195 km/h)
Total depressions 16
Total storms 14
Hurricanes 8
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 1
Total fatalities 116
Total damage $150 million (1990 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

The 1990 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1990, and lasted until November 30, 1990. However, storms can form outside these dates. For example, Tropical Depression One formed on May 25. This season was very active with two depressions, six tropical storms, seven hurricanes, and one major hurricane. At that time it was the most active hurricane season.

This season was less deadly and damaging than other seasons, with only 116 deaths, and $150 million. The few deaths and little bit of damage were due to the fact that most of the storms were relatively weak, and most of the storms stayed at sea.


  • Tropical Depression One
  • Tropical Storm Arthur
  • Hurricane Bertha
  • Tropical Storm Cesar
  • Hurricane Diana
  • Tropical Storm Edouard
  • Tropical Storm Fran
  • Hurricane Gustav
  • Tropical Storm Hortense
  • Hurricane Isidore
  • Tropical Depression Eleven
  • Hurricane Josephine
  • Hurricane Klaus
  • Hurricane Lili
  • Tropical Storm Marco
  • Hurricane Nana

Storm names

These are the names that were set aside for 1990. The names that did not get used are marked in gray.

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cesar
  • Diana
  • Edouard
  • Fran
  • Gustav
  • Hortense
  • Isidore
  • Josephine
  • Klaus
  • Lili
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar (unused)
  • Paloma (unused)
  • Rene (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (unused)


In the spring of 1991, Hurricane Diana and Klaus had their names replaced by Dolly and Kyle in 1996.

Tropical cyclones of the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season

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

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