Hurricane Hugo 1989 This classic Cape Verde hurricane was detected as being a wave that is tropical through the shore of Africa on September 9. going steadily westward, the device became a tropical depression 24 hours later, a tropical storm in the 11th, and a hurricane in the 13th. Hugo switched west-northwest on 15 as it became a Category 5 hurricane september. It had been nevertheless a Category 4 hurricane once the center relocated through the Leeward isles and St. Croix, USVI, while the eighteenth. Switching northwestward, the middle passed over the end that is eastern of Rico on September 19. This motion that is general carry on with a few acceleration until Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston, sc on 22 September. Strengthening within the last few twelve hours before landfall made Hugo a Category 4 hurricane in the coastline.
After landfall, the storm slowly recurved northeastward, becoming extratropical over southeastern Canada on September 23.
The Naval Air facility at Roosevelt Roads, PR reported suffered winds of 104 miles per hour with gusts to 120 miles per hour, that have been the best winds reported from the Caribbean. A ship moored when you look at the Sampit River in Southern Carolina calculated suffered winds of 120 miles per hour. Tall winds associated with Hugo stretched far inland, with Shaw Air Force Base, sc reporting 67 mph sustained winds with gusts to 110 miles per hour and Charlotte, vermont reporting 69 mph sustained winds and gusts to 99 mph. Continue reading