1989 Atlantic hurricane season

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1989 Atlantic hurricane season
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)
Total depressions 15
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 112
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.

Storms[change | edit source]

  • 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

Unused names[change | edit source]

  • Luis (unused)
  • Marilyn (unused)
  • Noel (unused)
  • Opal (unused)
  • Pablo (unused)
  • Roxanne (unused)
  • Sebastien (unused)
  • Tanya (unused)
  • Van (unused)
  • Wendy (unused)

Retirement[change | edit source]

In the spring of 1990 Hugo had its name replaced by Humberto in 1995.