The storm briefly remained offshore, before a second landfall on the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana early on October 31. The storm was the last tropical cyclone in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season to hit the United States. [8] Eleven of the depressions attained tropical storm status and seven of these attained hurricane status. [61], An upper-level low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico developed into a tropical depression on October 26. [56] Rainfall was widespread, but light, as minimal deep convection was retained as Henri was affecting land. It remains the strongest and the latest hurricane on record that hit the mainland United States in the month of November. Storm Details forHurricane Kate. Between October 28 and October 29, the storm executed a cyclonic loop just offshore Louisiana. At 1800 UTC on December 9, the depression dissipated about 50 mi (80 km) northwest of Colón, Panama.[8]. If Eta had made landfall as a hurricane it wouldn’t be the latest hurricane landfall on the Gulf Coast. [55] By 1800 UTC on September 21, the system became Tropical Depression Nine, while located about 415 miles (670 km) east of Palm Coast, Florida. Nearly 9,000 homes were damaged, 4,000 of which were destroyed. Hurricane Kate, with winds reaching 100 miles per hour, slammed into the white sand beaches and bayous of the Florida panhandle this evening. In the state of Virginia alone, damaged exceeded $800 million. 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Kate strengthened while moving westward and was upgraded to a hurricane about 24 hours later. [30] In Alabama, the storm spawned 34 tornadoes, which destroyed 27 single-family residences and 18 mobile homes. Kate spawned a swarm of tornadoes as it ground into Georgia today, uprooting trees and knocking cars off highways like toys, before it finally weakened to a tropical storm … A tropical wave moved underneath the subtropical ridge and began to develop northeast of the Virgin Islands as it interacted with an upper trough between During the next 24 hours, Gloria did not intensify further and instead weakened back to a tropical depression late on September 18. Early on August 11, the depression was reclassified as Tropical Storm Claudette. The Florida Historical Quarterly has gone Digital! [73] The names not retired from this list were used again in the 1991 season. The 1985 Atlantic hurricane season had 6 U.S. landfalling hurricanes, tied with 1886 and 2020 for the highest number on record. 1985 Hurricane Kate. winds and forcing the evacuation of 300,000 people, according to reports from Havana. Hurricane Zeta is the 27th named storm of the season. The remnants of Juan also produced extensive flooding in the Appalachia region of the United States. Overall, the tropical cyclones of this season collectively caused over $4.52 billion in damage and 60 deaths. Existed Nov. 15-23, 1985. At around 1800 UTC on September 19, Fabian was absorbed by the low pressure area about 405 miles (650 km) southeast of Flores Island, Azores. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Kate Tracker. The 20 … Max Wind Speed: 105 knots. After about 7 days, ship data indicated that a circulation developed on July 15. Danny deepened further and became a hurricane early on the following day, while beginning to re-curve north-northwestward. After re-emerging into the Atlantic Ocean, Gloria weakened back to a Category 1 hurricane later on September 27. While weakening to a tropical depression, the storm made its second landfall near the Connecticut and Rhode Island border around 0000 UTC on September 25. After moving through the southeastern Bahamas, Isabel quickly intensified and attained peak winds of 70 mph (110 km/h) late on October 8. [13] The storm produced relatively light winds on Bermuda, with sustained winds of 29 mph (47 km/h) and gusts up to 47 mph (76 km/h), causing no damage. Hence, the color changes when the storm changed categories. Florida HURRICANE KATE (DR-756) Ensidan Peryòd: November 21, 1985 - November 22, 1985 Major Disaster Declaration te deklare sou December 03, 1985. [49], At 0700 UTC on September 17, the depression was operationally upgraded to a tropical storm. This puts Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas at risk of landfall if storms organize over the Caribbean region. [69] One death occurred in Georgia; a man in Thomasville was fatally struck by a falling tree. Only 10 minutes later, the storm made landfall near Grand Chenier, Louisiana at the same intensity. Visible satellite of Hurricane Kate over the Gulf of Mexico November 1985 (NOAA). Although several storms caused minimal effects, several tropical cyclones also left extensive impact. Hurricane Kate is popular topic when it comes to notable hurricanes in the area. Overall, 33 single-family homes and 26 mobile homes were destroyed, while 3 condos, 908 single-family houses and 265 mobile homes were damaged. Six hours later, Henri was absorbed by frontal zone centered over New England. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Kate formed as a tropical storm in mid-November 1985 north-northwest of Puerto Rico and north-northeast of Hispaniola. [63], In addition to the 11 named storms, three other tropical cyclones developed during the course of the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season. [32] It continued to intensify and early on the following day, Elena peaked with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 953 mbar (28.1 inHg). Thereafter, activity began to slow, with Tropical Storm Isabel and Hurricane Juan in October. hurricane kate associated with very heavy rainfall during end november 1985 caused severe and widespread damage. Hurricanes in November, rare as they may be, are a real possibility -- and they can be bad, like the latest and strongest hurricane to ever strike the U.S. during the second-to-last month of the year. Shortly after developing, it made landfall near Tivoli, Grenada with winds of 30 mph (45 km/h). Designated as Tropical Depression Thirteen, it headed west-southwestward toward Panama with little change in strength. The latest hurricane to ever reach the continental United States, Kate was a category three hurricane which first stuck the Florida Keys killing two and flooding the region, then headed northeast in the Gulf of Mexico making landfall near Panama City. [63] Overall, Juan caused $1.5 billion in damage and 12 fatalities,[63][64] including 1 in Texas, 2 in Louisiana, and 9 offshore. The latest hurricane to ever reach the continental United States, Kate was a category three hurricane which first stuck the Florida Keys killing two and flooding the region, then headed northeast in the Gulf of Mexico making landfall near Panama City. After becoming a Category 2 hurricane, the storm veered east-northeastward and missed the central portions of the Gulf Coast of the United States. The World Meteorological Organization retired two names in the spring of 1986: Elena and Gloria. After becoming extratropical, the system dropped slightly heavier precipitation amounts over southeastern Newfoundland, which peaked at 4.2 inches (106.3 mm). Late on October 11, Isabel emerged from the coast near Brunswick, Georgia and subsequently drifted to the northeast. It was an average season, with 11 named storms developing. [7][54], A trough of low pressure located near dissipating Tropical Storm Fabian developed a circulation on September 18 and then began to drift northward. The storm was the last tropical cyclone in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season to hit the United States.. Kate first struck the northern coast of Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane.. At 1800 UTC on September 15, Tropical Depression Seven formed about 150 mi (240 km) north-northeast of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands. [8] Elena reached hurricane status later on August 29. Shortly thereafter, the storm merged with frontal system, hours before it crossed the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. Hurricane Elena threatened the central Gulf Coast of the United States, then abruptly re-curved toward Florida. [5], The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1,[2] but activity in 1985 began more than a month and a half later with the formation of Tropical Storm Ana on July 15. Early on August 17, Danny weakened to a tropical storm and was downgraded to a tropical depression several hours later. This season featured four powerful hurricanes, they include Hurricane Elena, Hurricane Gloria, Hurricane Juan and Hurricane Kate. 1985 Atlantic hurricane season map.png 2,078 × 1,561; 397 KB. The first storm, Ana, developed on July 15 near Bermudaand caused … Gloria then underwent rapid intensification, starting at 1800 UTC on September 23. [8] After dissipating, the depression later redeveloped into Tropical Storm Fabian. It was the first off-season tropical cyclone to develop in the Caribbean Sea since Tropical Storm Arlene in 1981. [3] The amount of activity is attributed to a La Niña that persisted since the previous season. Hurricane Kate, 1985. Existed Nov. 15-23, 1985. Juan re-curved several times, but eventually moved north-northwest on October 27. The first storm, Ana, developed on July 15 near Bermuda and caused minor effects in Canada while transitioning into an extratropical cyclone. 1. hurricane kate with wind speed of up to 168 km/ph hit havana between 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. (local time) on 19 november 1985. [28], There was widespread coastal and inland flooding in Louisiana. Later that day, sustained winds peaked at 85 mph (140 km/h). Heavy rains brought flooding the southern portions of the state, with damage totaling $101 million. During the evening hours on November 21, 1985, a weak category 2 Hurricane Kate made landfall on the shores of Mexico Beach, Florida, which is just over 30 miles down the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach. Three other tropical cyclones – Claudette, Henri, and Isabel – did not significantly affect land. [9] Seven hurricanes and two tropical storms made landfall during the season, causing 302 deaths and $4.52 billion in damage. It reached Category 3 strength with maximum sustained winds reaching 120 miles per hour and a minimum barometric pressure of 954 milobars. This forecast was not revised in June. Less than a week later, Hurricane Bob developed in the Gulf of Mexico. All FHS Members receive our newsletter, The Society Report, a 10% discount in FHS and Museum stores, and early notice of all events, including our Annual Meeting and Symposium! 211. Other benefits vary by member level! Impact was similar but less severe in several other states, including Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. Media in category "Hurricane Kate (1985)" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total. Hurricane Kate was a Category 2 storm that made landfall near Mexico Beach, in the Panhandle, four days before Thanksgiving in 1985. Hurricane Kate raged through Cuba Tuesday, knocking out telephones, electricity and gas with its 115 m.p.h. However, late on July 22, it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Bob. About 541 mobile homes were destroyed and an additional 2,642 suffered damage. [56], After reaching peak intensity, wind shear began to steadily weaken the storm as it tracked north or north-northeastward. Hurricane Kate hit Tallahassee on Nov. 21, 1985, exactly one week before Thanksgiving. The storm also destroyed 141,000 tonnes of bananas and 87,078 tonnes of other fruits and vegetables. Additionally, minimal precipitation fell in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Kate re-curved east-southeastward, before becoming extratropical while located about halfway between the Outer Banks and Bermuda. [64][65], The interaction of an upper-level trough and a tropical wave spawned Tropical Storm Kate at 1800 UTC on November 15, while located northeast of Puerto Rico. [74] This is the same list used for the 1979 season except for Danny and Fabian,[73][75] which replaced David and Frederic. Description: This map created by FCIT shows the track of hurricane Kate in 1985. Panama City, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Kate charged ashore in the Florida Panhandle with 100 mph winds yesterday, the first November hurricane to make landfall in half a century, after more than 100,000 people fled … The legend shows the different categories of hurricanes as follows: Cat 5 (dark red), Cat 4 (red), Cat 3 (orange), Cat 2 (yellow), Cat 1 (green), tropical storm (teal), tropical depression (blue), and lower category (purple). [3] Neither CSU nor WRC issued a forecast on the number of major hurricanes,[4][5] which are Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale. 1985 Hurricane Kate. [16] Additionally, there were two tornadoes reported in the state. [27] The system then intensified into Tropical Storm Danny on August 14. In addition, strong southwesterly flow gradually decreased convection around the center. The depression moved northwestward and initially remained weak. Kate first struck the northern coast of Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane. Hurricane Kate was an Atlantic tropical cyclone in November 1985. 26 november 1985. situation. [17][18] Hurricane-force winds were observed in South Carolina. Elena caused $1.3 billion in damage. It was here where Hurricane Kate reached its strongest intensity. Category:Hurricane Kate (1985) From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. However, colder sea surface temperatures caused Claudette to weaken to a tropical storm early on August 16. Kate was a category 1 hurricane that struck the Florida panhandle (the eye passed just 40 miles west of Tallahassee) on the night of Thursday, November 21, 1985. Hurricane Kate in 1985: Kate formed on November 15 to the northeast of Puerto Rico and moved northwest. Forecasts of hurricane activity are issued before each hurricane season by Dr. William M. Gray and his associates at Colorado State University (CSU) and the Weather Research Center (WRC). Hurricane Kate was a late season storm that officially started November 15, 1985 and lasted until November 30, 1985. Kate damaged 88,207 houses and destroyed 4,382 others. Floridians in the Panhandle began assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Kate on this date. [6] In early 1985, WRC predicted 8 named storms and 5 hurricanes. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical or a wave or low. 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At 1600 UTC on that day, the hurricane made another landfall on Long Island, New York with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). As a result, no significant damage was reported. Hurricane Kate Hits Shore. 3. Skip to main content. Tallahassee received the worst of the storm, being on the windward or eastern side of the hurricane. [66] Early on November 19, the storm made landfall in Ciego de Ávila Province, Cuba with winds of 110 mph (180 km/h). Kate is the latest hurricane on record to form so far northwest in the Atlantic. [23][24] Overall, Bob caused about $20 million in damage and 5 fatalities. The storm weakened quickly inland and was absorbed by a frontal trough over West Virginia on July 26. An approaching cold front caused the storm to weaken and a ridge behind the front caused Isabel to curve westward. The storm began to execute another cyclonic loop, reaching the Lafayette area before curving back out to the Gulf of Mexico on October 30. The latest hurricane to ever reach the continental United States, Kate was a category three hurricane which first stuck the Florida Keys killing two and flooding the region, then headed northeast in the Gulf of Mexico making landfall near Panama City. This was partially attributed to a La Niña – a meteorological phenomenon that produces favorable conditions across the Atlantic basin, such as lower wind shear and higher sea surface temperatures. Hurricane Kate took a similar track to Eta in 1985 and was the last hurricane to make a Florida landfall in November. The season officially began on June 1 and lasted until November 30. [34] Although Elena remained offshore of Florida, it generated large waves along the west coast of Florida. [72] About 242 buildings were severely damaged in the Florida Panhandle, most of them in Franklin County. The storm quickly weakened inland and was downgraded to a tropical storm on the following day. 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