Hurricane Paloma

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Hurricane Paloma
Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
Paloma nearing Cuba after reaching peak intensity.
Formed November 5, 2008
Dissipated November 10, 2008
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
145 mph (230 km/h)
Lowest pressure 944 mbar (hPa); 27.88 inHg
Fatalities 1 indirect
Damage $315 million (2008 USD)
Areas affected Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, coastal regions of Honduras and Nicaragua, Florida Panhandle, southern Bahamas
Part of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Paloma was the seventeenth tropical cyclone, sixteenth tropical storm, eighth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the last storm of 2008. Hurricane Paloma was the second strongest hurricane in November, only behind Hurricane Lenny in 1999. In the Cayman Islands the damage totaled to $15 million. In Cuba the damage totaled to $300 million. Also in Jamaica the damage totaled to only $100,000. Luckily, the storm caused only 1 death.

Storm path

Records[change | change source]

It was the fourth time a "P" name began in the Atlantic since 1950. The other storms were Tropical Storm Pablo in 1995, Tropical Storm Peter in 2003 and Hurricane Phillippe in 2005 seasons. Paloma broke a record by making the 2008 season be the first time a major hurricane formed in five different months (July-November).

Paloma was also the second strongest hurricane in November, it was behind Hurricane Lenny in 1999.

Retirement[change | change source]

See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names

In the spring of 2009 the name Paloma was retired and replaced by Paulette in 2015. [1]

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Tropical cyclones of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season

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Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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