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1985 Atlantic hurricane season/Female Names
First system formed July 15
Last system dissipated December 9
Strongest storm Gladys – 919 mbar (hPa) (27.15 inHg), 145 mph (230 km/h)
Total depressions 14
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 3
Total fatalities 60
Total damage $4.52 billion (1985 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following hurricane season is part of a series of seasons that, beginning with 1979, chronicles what would have occurred if the ten-year naming lists originally utilized for the 1971-1980 Atlantic hurricane seasons remained in usage today. All storm intensities and impact statistics are unchanged from reality. Only the storm names have been altered. -Andy

The 1985 Atlantic hurricane season witnessed the highest number of landfalling hurricanes in the United States in nearly a century. The season featured eleven tropical storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

Seasonal summary

Timeline of tropical activity in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Storms

Storm tracks and any other additional information can be found on the article of the real life version of this season.

Tropical Storm Amy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ana jul 18 1985 1841Z.jpg
Duration July 15 – July 19
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Blanche

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bob Jul 24 1985 1800Z.png
Duration July 21 – July 26
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Caroline

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Claudette aug 15 1985 1045Z.jpg
Duration August 9 – August 16
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Doris

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Danny 15 Aug 1985 1409z.png
Duration August 12 – August 18
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Enobaria

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Elena 02 sep 1985 1411Z N8.jpg
Duration August 28 – September 4
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  953 mbar (hPa)

Unnumbered Tropical Depression

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
1985-09-08.jpeg
Duration September 8 – September 13
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Depression Six

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD6 13 sept 1985 0300Z.JPG
Duration September 11 – September 13
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min) 

Tropical Storm Faye

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Fabian (1985).JPG
Duration September 15 – September 19
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gladys

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Gloria 25 Sep 1985 1241z.png
Duration September 16 – September 27
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  919 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Hallie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Henri (1985).JPG
Duration September 21 – September 25
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ingrid

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Isabel (1985).jpg
Duration October 7 – October 15
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Julia

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Juan 28 oct 1985 2034Z N9.jpg
Duration October 26 – November 1
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  971 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Kitty

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kate 20 nov 1985 1950Z N9.jpg
Duration November 15 – November 23
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Thirteen

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD13 07 dec 1985 1159Z.JPG
Duration December 7 – December 9
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min) 

Storm names

The following names were used to name tropical cyclones in the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the same list that was utilized in the 1975 season, with the exception of Enobaria, which replaced Eloise. Storms were named Enobaria, Ingrid, Julia, and Kitty for the first time this year.

  • Amy
  • Blanche
  • Caroline
  • Doris
  • Enobaria
  • Faye
  • Gladys
  • Hallie
  • Ingrid
  • Julia
  • Kitty
  • Lilly (unused)
  • Mabel (unused)
  • Niki (unused)
  • Opal (unused)
  • Peggy (unused)
  • Ruby (unused)
  • Sheila (unused)
  • Tilda (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Winnie (unused)

Retirement

See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names

Due to the impact that Hurricanes Enobaria and Gladys caused, the World Meteorological Organization retired both of their names in spring of 1986. Their replacements for the 1995 season will be Esther and Guadalupe, respectively.

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