Hurricane Otto

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Hurricane Otto
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Otto nearing landfall in southern Nicaragua at peak intensity on November 24
FormedNovember 21, 2016
DissipatedNovember 26, 2016
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure975 mbar (hPa); 28.79 inHg
Fatalities23 total
Damage$34 million (2016 USD)
(Costa Rica total only)
Areas affectedPanama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Part of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and 2016 Pacific hurricane season

Hurricane Otto was a strong tropical cyclone in November 2016. The storm was the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. It was also the first Atlantic storm to survive the crossover into the Pacific Ocean since Hurricane Cesar-Douglas in 1996.

Otto started late on November 21 in the southwest Caribbean Sea.

Costa Rica, southern Nicaragua and Panama had heavy damage from the storm.

At least 23 people died because of Hurricane Otto.