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The 1979 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1979 and ended November 30th, 1979.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 1, 1979 10 5 2
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Actual activity 8 5 2


Season Summary

Storms

Storms
TD One
C3 Ana
TS Bob
C1 Claudette
C1 David
C2 Elena
TD Seven
TS Frederic
TS Gloria
TS Henri

Tropical Depression One

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD1-L 19 jul 1980 1800Z.jpg Tropical Depression One (1979 - Track).jpg
Duration June 28 – June 30
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ana

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Emmy (1976).jpg Hurricane Ana (1979 - Track).jpg
Duration August 1 – August 14
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Bob

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Hurricane Jeanne (1980).JPG TS Bob 1979.png
Duration August 6 – August 11
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Claudette

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bonnie 16 aug 1980 1028Z N6.jpg C1 Claudette 1979.png
Duration August 10 – August 18
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane David

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Kendra (1978).JPG C1 David 1979.png
Duration August 14 – August 20
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Elena

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gloria 08 sep 1979 1730Z TN.jpg C2 Elena 1979.png
Duration August 20 – August 31
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  964 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Seven

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Elena 01 sep 1979 1404Z N6.jpg TD 7 1975.png
Duration August 22 – August 24
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Frederic

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Oct TD 1979.jpg TS Frederic 1979.png
Duration August 26 – August 30
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gloria

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Subtropical One 24 oct 1979 1927Z TN.jpg TS Gloria 1979.png
Duration August 31 – September 5
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Henri

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Typhoon Tip 13 oct 1979 2210Z.gif C5 Henri 1979.png
Duration September 10 – September 30
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  900 mbar (hPa)






Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1979 season.

  • Ana
  • Bob
  • Claudette
  • David
  • Elena
  • Frederic
  • Gloria
  • Henri
  • Isabel
  • Juan
  • Kate
  • Larry (unused)
  • Mindy (unused)
  • Nicholas (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Peter (unused)
  • Rose (unused)
  • Sam (unused)
  • Teresa (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Wanda (unused)


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 0.00 Storm 12 0.00 Storm
2 0.00 Storm 13 0.00 Storm
3 0.00 Storm 14 0.00 Storm
4 0.00 Storm 15 0.00 Storm
5 0.00 Storm 16 0.00 Storm
6 0.00 Storm 17 0.00 Storm
7 0.00 Storm 18 0.00 Storm
8 0.00 Storm 19 0.00 Storm
9 0.00 Storm 20 0.00 Storm
10 0.00 Storm 21 0.00 Storm
11 0.00 Storm 22 0.00 Storm
Total=0.0

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total.


Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 1979 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2015 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

1979 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(millions USD)
Deaths


One June 28 – June 30 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 US Gulf Coast (Louisiana) 5 3
Ana August 1 – August 14 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 959 None 0 0
Bob August 6 – August 11 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 US Gulf Coast (Florida), Mexico 35 6
Claudette August 10 – August 18 Category 1 hurricane 90 (150) 972 None 0 0
David August 14 – August 20 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 None 0 0
Elena August 20 – August 31 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 964 None 0 0
Seven August 22 – August 24 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1003 US Gulf Coast (Texas), Mexico 5 2

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