1800–1809 Atlantic hurricane seasons
The decade of 1800s featured the 1800–1809 Atlantic hurricane seasons. While info for every storm that happened is not available, some parts of the coastline were had enough people to give info of hurricane happenings. Each season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation in the Atlantic basin. Most tropical cyclone formation is between June 1 and November 30.
1800 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
III. During September 9 and September 10 a hurricane impacted Bermuda. (from Beware the Hurricane)
V. The ship, Galgo, was sunk during a hurricane on October 9 over the southwest Atlantic. All 25 crew members were rescued.
VI. On October 31, a hurricane struck Jamaica before moving onward to Cuba and the southwest Atlantic. During November 4 and November 5, Bermuda experienced this hurricane. A lighthouse begun in 1795 on Wreck Hill was abandoned after this storm, as it was then determined to be an unsuitable site. (from Beware the Hurricane)
1801 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
1802 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
A hurricane was spotted west of Jamaica between October 6 and October 10.
1803 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
II. A hurricane hit near the Chesapeake Bay on August 29, causing at least one death.
III. In addition, a minimal hurricane right on its heels hit near New Bern, North Carolina on August 31 and September 1. This type of tropical cyclone succession up the coast is similar to the Connie/Diane East coast landfalls of 1955.
1804 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
I. During August 18 and August 19, a hurricane was noted in Jamaica.
II. A hurricane was first spotted near the Leeward Islands on September 3. It moved northwestward, and hit Georgia as a major hurricane on September 7. It continued slowly through South Carolina and North Carolina, leaving the mainland on the 9th before striking New England on September 12. The hurricane caused 500 deaths.
Storm of October 1804 [change]
IV. Later in the season, a major hurricane moved northwestward across the Western Atlantic to the north of Puerto Rico. It hit near Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 9, and turned northeastward. As it crossed New England, cool air was entrained in the circulation, and it became extratropical. The storm brought heavy snow across the Northeast, in some areas up to 2–3 feet, and killed 8 people. This was the first observation of snow from a landfalling hurricane, but not the last.
1805 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
1806 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
I. A tropical cyclone was noted near the northeastern Lesser Antilles on August 17. Moving west-northwest, the cyclone strengthened into a major hurricane which hit the southern North Carolina coast on August 23 and led to 42 deaths. It moved out to sea, disrupting British and French ships involved in the Napoleonic Wars.
IV. On September 15, a hurricane hit northeast Florida, destroying several houses but leading to no deaths.
V. On September 20, another hurricane hit Dominica, causing an additional 165 deaths.
1807 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
I. A tropical storm moved through the Lesser Antilles on July 25.
1808 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
A minimal hurricane hit the Outer Banks on September 12, damaging the lighthouse there.
1809 Atlantic hurricane season [change]
II. Another hurricane hit Puerto Rico on August 17. It drifted over the island, and caused a "Great death toll".
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- Tucker, Terry (1966). Beware the Hurricane! The Story of the Gyratory Tropical Storms That Have Struck Bermuda. Bermuda: Hamilton Press. pp. 75–77.