1980 Atlantic hurricane season

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1980 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed August 1, 1980
Last storm dissipated November 27, 1980
Strongest storm Allen – 899 mbar (hPa) (26.56 inHg), 190 mph (305 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 15
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 9
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 256
Total damage $1 billion (1980 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982

The 1980 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1980, and ended on November 30, 1980. This season had about average activity with 15 storms, of which 11 got named. This season featured the very powerful Hurricane Allen.

Storms[change | edit source]

  • Tropical Depression One
  • Hurricane Allen
  • Hurricane Bonnie
  • Tropical Depression Four
  • Hurricane Charley
  • Tropical Depression Six
  • Tropical Storm Danielle
  • Hurricane Earl
  • Hurricane Frances
  • Hurricane Georges
  • Tropical Storm Hermine
  • Hurricane Ivan
  • Hurricane Jeanne
  • Tropical Depression Fourteen
  • Hurricane Karl

Unused names[change | edit source]

  • Lisa (unused)
  • Mitch (unused)
  • Nicole (unused)
  • Otto (unused)
  • Paula (unused)
  • Richard (unused)
  • Shary (unused)
  • Tomas (unused)
  • Virginie (unused)
  • Walter (unused)

Retirement[change | edit source]

In the spring of 1981 the name "Allen" was retired and replaced by Andrew in 1986.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Tropical cyclones of the 1980 Atlantic hurricane season

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