1870 Atlantic hurricane season

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1870 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed July 30, 1870
Last storm dissipated November 3, 1870
Strongest storm Hurricane Four – – 948 mbar (hPa) (28.01 inHg), 125 mph (205 km/h)
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 10
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872

Storms[change | change source]

Hurricane One[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 1 track.png 
DurationJuly 30 – July 30
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min) 

This hurricane was a "short lived" hurricane it's probably the only hurricane to last less than a day other than Hurricane Seven.

Hurricane Two[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 2 track.png 
DurationAugust 30 – September 4
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Storm Three[change | change source]

Tropical storm
1870 Atlantic tropical storm 3 track.png 
DurationSeptember 1 – September 4
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Four[change | change source]

Category 3 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 4 track.png 
DurationSeptember 9 – September 13
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  948 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Five[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 5 track.png 
DurationSeptember 17 – September 20
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  969 mbar (hPa)

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Six[change | change source]

Category 3 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 6 track.png 
DurationOctober 5 – October 14
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)

On October 5, a tropical storm formed south of Haiti. It moved west-northwest, becoming a hurricane south of Cuba on the 6th. The hurricane strengthened fast to its top winds of 115 mph before hitting Matanzas, Cuba on the 7th. After crossing the island, it moved slowly over the Florida Keys, causing 1200 more deaths there. It moved out to sea, last being seen on the 14th. The hurricane, known as the Hurricane of San Marcos or the Straits of Florida Hurricane, caused lots of flooding in Cuba and south Florida, resulting in 2000 deaths.

Hurricane Seven[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 7 track.png 
DurationOctober 7 – October 7
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min) 

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Eight[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 8 track.png 
DurationOctober 10 – October 11
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min) 

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Nine[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 9 track.png 
DurationOctober 19 – October 22
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min) 

On October 19 a Category 2 hurricane hit western Cuba. It crossed Florida, and caused 52 deaths. This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Ten[change | change source]

Category 2 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 10 track.png 
DurationOctober 23 – October 23
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min) 

This was another "short lived" storm.

Hurricane Eleven[change | change source]

Category 1 hurricane
1870 Atlantic hurricane 11 track.png 
DurationOctober 30 – November 3
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min) 

This was another "short lived" storm.