Frequent question: When did Hurricane Gilbert happen?

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Was there a Hurricane Gilbert?

Gradual intensification occurred as Gilbert tracked across the Gulf of Mexico, and the storm made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in mainland Mexico on September 16.

Hurricane Gilbert.

Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Gilbert near peak intensity off the Yucatan Peninsula on September 13
Dissipated September 19, 1988

What happened at Hurricane Gilbert in 1988?

The storm made its first landfall on the east coast of Jamaica at 10:00 am on Monday, September 12. As it began its passage over the island the eye measured about 15 miles across. Wind speeds averaging 75 mph gusting to 127 mph, were recorded in the Kingston Metropolitan Area.

Was Hurricane Gilbert a Category 5?

On September 12, with winds reaching 175 miles per hour, the now Category 5 hurricane devastated Jamaica. With a 40-mile-wide eye, the hurricane covered the entire island.

What hurricane came in 2004?

Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and United States. The cyclone was the ninth named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of the active 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.

When did Hurricane Charley hit Jamaica?

While passing south of Jamaica on August 11, the storm was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.

Effects of Hurricane Charley in Jamaica.

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Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Charley near Jamaica on August 11
Duration August 10–12, 2004
Winds 1-minute sustained: 75 mph (120 km/h)
Pressure 992 mbar (hPa); 29.29 inHg

How many people died from Gilbert in Jamaica?

Forty-nine persons died as a result of the hurricane that was the first to hit Jamaica directly in 37 years, after Charlie, of course, and because of the devastating impact to not only Jamaica, the name Gilbert was retired from the list of hurricane names for the future.

Has there been a hurricane Elsa?

Hurricane Elsa was the earliest hurricane in the Caribbean Sea and the earliest-forming fifth named storm on record in the Atlantic Ocean, surpassing Edouard of the previous year. It was the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.