1895 Atlantic hurricane season

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1895 Atlantic hurricane season
1895 Atlantic hurricane season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed August 14, 1895
Last system dissipated October 17, 1895
Strongest storm
Name Two
 • Maximum winds 110 mph (175 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 963 mbar (hPa; 28.44 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms 6
Hurricanes 2
Total fatalities 56
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897

The 1895 Atlantic hurricane season ran through the summer and the first half of fall in 1895. The season was a fairly inactive one, with 6 storms forming, only 2 of which became hurricanes.


Tropical Storm One[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
August 16, 1895 tropical storm 1 map.jpg 1895 Atlantic tropical storm 1 track.png
Duration August 14 – August 17
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  ≤1009 mbar (hPa)

The first storm formed on August 14 and lasted until August 17. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico and moved north, making landfall in Alabama. Its maximum sustained winds were at 60 mph (97 km/h).

Hurricane Two[edit]

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 22 – August 30
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  963 mbar (hPa)

The second storm formed on August 22 and lasted until August 29. It formed directly to the east of the Lesser Antilles and skimmed the Yucatán Peninsula but did not hit it, and made landfall in the southernmost part of Texas. Its maximum sustained winds were at 110 mph (180 km/h).

Tropical Storm Three[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 28 – October 7
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  ≤989 mbar (hPa)

The third storm formed on September 28 and lasted until October 7. It formed right on the east of the Yucatán Peninsula. It hit the Yucatán then curved over and under Florida, then went through the Bahamas. Its maximum sustained winds were at 55 mph (89 km/h). This storm was responsible for an estimated 56 deaths.[1]

Tropical Storm Four[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration 2 October – 7 October
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min) 

The fourth tropical storm probably formed on 2 October 1895 in the western Caribbean Sea. It apparently crossed the Yucatán Peninsula on 3/4 October, just a few days after tropical storm 3 struck the same area. It peaked as a minimal tropical storm with wind of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). This cyclone moved into Texas and Louisiana on 7 October 1895, producing breezy conditions and some rain.

Hurricane Five[edit]

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration October 12 – October 26
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  ≤973 mbar (hPa)

The fifth storm formed on October 12 and lasted until October 26. It formed to the east of the southern Lesser Antilles and Windward Islands as a tropical storm. After passing through the Windwards, it reached hurricane status and eventually strengthened to a Category 2 as it moved westward through the southern Caribbean Sea. Reaching its peak of 105 mph (169 km/h), the storm then curved northward and eventually northeast, hitting Cuba and the Bahamas before moving out to sea. Some lives were reportedly lost in Cuba.[2]

Tropical Storm Six[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
1895 Atlantic tropical storm 6 track.png 
Duration October 13 – October 17
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min) 

The final storm formed on October 13 and lasted until October 17. The storm was fairly short-lived and mostly maintained its peak intensity as a minimal 40 mph (64 km/h) tropical storm, forming in the Bay of Campeche and curving east-northeast past the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula and making landfall in southwest Florida. It weakened to a depression after moving inland and crossing the southern half of the state, finally dissipating off the southeast Florida coast near the Bahamas.

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