Tropical Storm Alberto (1988)

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Tropical Storm Alberto
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Alberto shortly after becoming a tropical storm.
FormedAugust 5, 1988
DissipatedAugust 8, 1988
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Lowest pressure1002 mbar (hPa); 29.59 inHg
Areas affectedMaine, Atlantic Canada
Part of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Alberto became a tropical storm farther north than any other Atlantic tropical cyclone. The first tropical storm of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto formed from a region of low pressure off of the coast of South Carolina on August 5. It quickly moved northeast, and became a tropical storm on August 7 while located about 60 miles (95 km) east of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Alberto continued to move quickly, and struck the western area of Nova Scotia late on August 7. It lost its status as a tropical storm the next day, and fell apart not long after, to the north of Newfoundland. Alberto produced light rain and wind across its path. No damage came from it.

Tropical cyclones of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

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