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1895 Atlantic hurricane season

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First system formed  August 14, 1895
Name  Two
Total fatalities  56
Last system dissipated  October 17, 1895
Total storms  6
Total damage  Unknown
1895 Atlantic hurricane season

The 1895 Atlantic hurricane season ran through the summer and the first half of fall in 1895. The season was a fairly inactive one, with 6 storms forming, only 2 of which became hurricanes.

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Tropical Storm One

The first storm formed on August 14 and lasted until August 17. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico and moved north, making landfall in Alabama. Its maximum sustained winds were at 60 mph (97 km/h).

Hurricane Two

The second storm formed on August 22 and lasted until August 29. It formed directly to the east of the Lesser Antilles and skimmed the Yucatán Peninsula but did not hit it, and made landfall in the southernmost part of Texas. Its maximum sustained winds were at 110 mph (180 km/h).

Tropical Storm Three

The third storm formed on September 28 and lasted until October 7. It formed right on the east of the Yucatán Peninsula. It hit the Yucatán then curved over and under Florida, then went through the Bahamas. Its maximum sustained winds were at 55 mph (89 km/h). This storm was responsible for an estimated 56 deaths.

Tropical Storm Four

The fourth tropical storm probably formed on 2 October 1895 in the western Caribbean Sea. It apparently crossed the Yucatán Peninsula on 3/4 October, just a few days after tropical storm 3 struck the same area. It peaked as a minimal tropical storm with wind of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). This cyclone moved into Texas and Louisiana on 7 October 1895, producing breezy conditions and some rain.

Hurricane Five

The fifth storm formed on October 12 and lasted until October 26. It formed to the east of the southern Lesser Antilles and Windward Islands as a tropical storm. After passing through the Windwards, it reached hurricane status and eventually strengthened to a Category 2 as it moved westward through the southern Caribbean Sea. Reaching its peak of 105 mph (169 km/h), the storm then curved northward and eventually northeast, hitting Cuba and the Bahamas before moving out to sea.

Tropical Storm Six

The final storm formed on October 13 and lasted until October 17. The storm was fairly short-lived and mostly maintained its peak intensity as a minimal 40 mph (64 km/h) tropical storm, forming in the Bay of Campeche and curving east-northeast past the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula and making landfall in southwest Florida. It weakened to a depression after moving inland and crossing the southern half of the state, finally dissipating off the southeast Florida coast near the Bahamas.

References

1895 Atlantic hurricane season Wikipedia


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