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The 1979 Atlantic hurricane season was a active season that began on June 1 and ended on November 30.

1979 Atlantic hurricane season (Doug)
First storm formed May 16
Last storm dissipated November 12
Strongest storm Claudette
Total depressions 11
Total storms 10
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes 4
Total damages $1200 USD
Total fatalities 305

Storms

Hurricane Ana

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration May 16 – June 6
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  993 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bob

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration June 4 – June 9
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Three

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration June 30 – July 3
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1010 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Claudette

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Matthew 2016-10-01 0225Z 
Duration July 31 – August 13
Peak intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm David

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration August 2 – August 10
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Elena

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration August 15 – August 25
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fredric

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration September 1 – September 9
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Gloria

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration September 10 – September 15
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Henri

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration September 20 – October 3
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Isabel

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration October 10 – October 14
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Juan

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration November 4 – November 12
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Names

all of these name were used for the first time any unused names are marked in gray. SSs were not named, but instead were given a Hebrew, Greek or military name or a state name.

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

Retirement

In spring of 1980 the WMO retired the names Claudette, Elena, Henri and Isabel from the name list and will never be used again, the names were replaced the names Cat, Eleanor, Harry and Ivvone for 1985.

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