Hurricane Gladys (1968)

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Hurricane Gladys
Category 1 hurricane SSHWS
Hurricane Gladys 1968-10-17 Apollo 7.jpg
FormedOctober 13, 1968
DissipatedOctober 21, 1968
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 140 km/h (85 mph)
Damage$1.42 billion (8.7 USD)
Areas affectedCuba, Southeastern United States (Florida landfall), Nova Scotia
Part of the 1968 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Gladys was the first Atlantic hurricane to be observed each by the Hurricane Hunters, radar imagery, and photographs from space. The seventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 1968 season, Gladys formed on October 13 in the western Caribbean from a broad disturbance related to a tropical wave.

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Tropical cyclones of the 1968 Atlantic hurricane season

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